Documents: The Ahmaud Arbery shooting case

Travis McMichael in court on June 4
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Travis McMichael in court on June 4

Credit: WSB-TV

Credit: WSB-TV

Read a selection of documents pertaining to the Ahmaud Arbery killing and the charges against the three defendants

The following documents were obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution during coverage of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan were convicted of murder on Nov. 24, 2021, for the killing of Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020, in Satilla Shores, a neighborhood near Brunswick.

The Arbery case is the subject of the AJC’s “Breakdown” podcast, now in its eighth season.

Verdicts delivered (Nov. 24, 2021)

Walmsley ruling on mental health (Oct. 1, 2021)

Judge Timothy Walmsley rules that Arbery’s mental health records cannot be allowed as evidence.

State’s response to motion in limine: vanity plate (Oct. 1, 2021)

Prosecutors argue why a photo of a vanity plate on Travis McMichael’s truck should be accepted as evidence.

Motion in limine: vanity plate (Sept. 30, 2021)

Lawyers for the McMichaels seek to block a photo of a vanity plate from being admitted as evidence.

Indicitment of former DA Jackie Johnson (Sept. 2, 2021)

Note: This document has been redacted to remove the names of grand jurors and witnesses.

Walmsley order on 404b (Aug. 30, 2021)

Judge Timothy Walmsley orders that Arbery’s prior brushes with the law cannot be entered as evidence.

McMichaels’ response to character of victim (Jan. 29, 2021)

McMichaels’ lawyers further argue why evidence of Arbery’s mental state and mental health should be allowed.

State’s response to character of Ahmaud Arbery (Jan. 29, 2021)

The prosecutors respond to the defense’s request to admit evidence of Arbery’s past brushes with the law.

McMichaels’ 404b notice (Dec. 20, 2020)

This notice of intent by the McMichaels’ lawyers sought to explain why evidence of Arbery’s past brushes with the law should be allowed as evidence.

State motion for aggravation of punishment (Sept. 16, 2020)

Order denying bond to Roddie Bryan (July 21, 2020)

Memo on citizen’s arrest (July 14, 2020)

Indictment against the McMichaels and Bryan (June 24, 2020)

Note: This document has been redacted to remove the names of grand jurors.

DA George Barnhill letter to police captain (April 2, 2020)

Police report on incident (Feb. 23, 2020)

Note: This doument has been redacted to remove two pages giving the addresses of the defendants and witnesses.