The trial jury consisting of 11 White jurors and one Black juror will quickly proceed deliberating on the costs dealing with Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their co-defendant William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., the three males accused of chasing and killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.
There are 9 White ladies, two White males and one Black man serving on the trial jury, with two White ladies and one White man serving as jury alternates, in response to CNN evaluation of juror knowledge.
The 12-member trial jury and three alternates had been chosen after a protracted jury choice course of that lasted two and a half weeks and included summoning 1,000 potential jurors from the South Georgia coastal group.
Georgia’s Glynn County is about 70% White and 27% Black in response to data from the US Census Bureau.
The make-up of the jury was challenged by the state on the conclusion of the jury choice course of. Lead prosecutor Linda Dunikoski claimed protection attorneys disproportionately struck certified Black jurors and based mostly a few of their strikes on race.
The decide overseeing the case mentioned, “This court docket has discovered that there seems to be intentional discrimination,” however dominated that the case might go ahead with the chosen jurors as a result of the protection was in a position to present legitimate causes, past race, for why the opposite Black jurors had been dismissed.