The suspects in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery were indicted on murder charges.
Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan, face allegations of malice and felony murder.
Bryan is accused of using his pickup truck in an attempt to box Arbery in.
The indictment accuses the three men of causing Arbery's death "by unlawfully chasing him through the public roadways of the Satilla Shores neighborhood in pickup trucks and shooting him with a shotgun."
Four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment are part of the indictment, as lawyers for the suspects have said what they did was not criminal.
Bob Rubin, who represents Travis McMichael, said his client planned to plead not guilty. "We look forward to presenting all of the facts regarding this tragic death in a court of law," he said.
Kevin Gough, a lawyer for Bryan, said his client was just a witness and "what any patriotic American citizen would have done under the same circumstances."
"This is another step forward in seeking justice for Ahmaud," said Cobb County District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes. "We will continue to be intentional in the pursuit of justice for this family and the community at large as the prosecution of this case continues."
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