Thea Brooks, pictured above standing in front of a mural of her slain nephew, Ahmaud Arbery, in Brunswick Ga. Brooks, will join other family members as trial proceedings begin for three White men charged with murder in the February 2020 slaying of her 25-year-old nephew. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)

By AFRO Staff

The jury selection for the trial of three White men charged with the slaying of 25-year old Ahmaud Arbery began on Oct. 20.  

Last February, Arbery was jogging through a Georgia neighborhood when he was confronted by Greg and Travis McMichael, father and son, in an altercation that ended with the fatal shooting of Arbery. 

The video’s two month post-incident release instantly sparked national outrage, with the Black community pleading for justice. Arbery’s brother started a campaign called Run With Maud in honor of his brother for others to join the fight against racial injustice.  

Thea Brooks, a relative of the victim, called the killing a “modern-day lynching,” according to the Associated Press and plans to join the rest of the family as the trial begins. 

The selection process could last for about two weeks or more before the trial begins.

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