Lawyers for Ahmaud Arbery defendant asked for plea deal, Arbery attorney says

Posted on AllSides November 19th, 2021
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Lawyers for one of the defendants in the trial of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery have asked prosecutors for a plea deal, Arbery family attorney Lee Merritt told CBS News. Merritt said the prosecution "turned it down — flat out."

The request came from attorneys for William "Roddie" Bryan — the man who admitted to pursuing and boxing in Arbery with his vehicle and filmed the fatal shooting in Brunswick, Georgia last year, Merritt said.

Merritt told CBS News he believes the request means Bryan is "concerned about the strength of the...

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