Judge denies mistrial in Ahmaud Arbery case

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A Georgia judge on Friday denied the defense's motion for a mistrial in the murder trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery last year.
Ahmaud Arbery was fatally shot on February 23, 2020, while jogging near Brunswick, Ga. File Photo courtesy the Family of Ahmaud Arbery | License Photo

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Kevin Gough, an attorney for William "Roddie" Bryan, asked for the mistrial, saying the "woke, left mob" outside the courtroom were influencing the jury, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Advertisement

"Third parties are influencing this case, they've been doing it from the gallery in this courtroom, they've been doing it outside," Gough said.

"This is what a public lynching looks like in the 21st century. It doesn't matter how many people are outside, it doesn't matter how violent they appear to be, it doesn't take much -- you've got witnesses and jurors who are worried about their careers and their livelihoods when this case is over and they're well aware of what's going on."

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