A Prosecutor’s Winning Strategy in the Ahmaud Arbery Case

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By The New York Times

A Prosecutor’s Winning Strategy in the Ahmaud Arbery Case

Monday, 29 November

This episode contains strong language. 

Heading into deliberations in the trial of the three white men in Georgia accused of chasing down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed Black man, it was not clear which way the jurors were leaning. 

In the end, the mostly white jury found all three men guilty of murder. We look at the prosecution’s decision not to make race a central tenet of their case, and how the verdict was reached. 

Guest: Richard Fausset, a correspondent based in Atlanta. 

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Background reading: 

How a prosecutor addressed a mostly white jury and won a conviction in the Ahmaud Arbery case.“It’s good to see racism lose”: The murder convictions were praised by many. 

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