US braced for verdicts from two high-profile trials

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Washington (AFP) – The United States is bracing for the outcome of two high-profile trials featuring a volatile mix of guns, self-defense claims and racial tensions. One of the cases is being tried in the town of Brunswick in Georgia, a southern state with a segregationist past. Three white men are on trial for shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger, on February 23, 2020 after chasing him through their neighborhood in pickup trucks. Gregory McMichael, his son Travis and their neighbor William Bryan say they were attempting to make a “citizen’s arrest” of a man they suspected of bei…

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