The man convicted of murdering Black man Ahmaud Arbery has withdrawn his guilty plea to federal hate crime charges. The reversal means he will stand trial next week for the charges.
A US federal judge in Georgia said she did not agree with the terms of the plea deal for the McMichaels, who killed Ahmaud Arbery in 2020 while he was jogging. Arbery's parents also denounced the plea agreement.
Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was shot dead while jogging through a Georgia neighborhood in 2020. The three white men convicted in his murder now face life in prison.