Opening statements have begun in the murder trial for the men accused of Ahmaud Arbery.
Lead prosecutor Linda Dunikoski, a senior assistant district attorney from Cobb County, Georgia, began her opening statements by asking: "Why are we here?" She went on to lay out her case saying that all three defendants made decisions based on the assumptions.
Dunikoski told the court she would present her opening statement in three parts:
- The charges and the indictment
- Housekeeping issues that relate to how evidence will be presented to the jurors
- A discussion of who the parties are, where this happened and what led up to the Feb. 23, 2020 shooting.
Opening statements began at 9:50 a.m. ET this morning.