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Greg McMichael, center, listens to his attorney during his 2021 state murder trial. McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan are now on trial for committing federal hate crimes against Ahmaud Arbery. Stephen B. Morton-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal prosecutors are arguing that, from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. are guilty of a hate crime in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, whose murder they were convicted of in state court. Glynn County Detention Center/via AP hide caption

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Judge Timothy Walmsley presides over the jury selection process in the trial of the men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery at the Glynn County Superior Court, on October 27, 2021 in Brunswick, Ga. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahmaud Arbery's aunt, Theawanza Brooks, says, "Nobody has the decision to make as far as being the judge, jury and executioner." Her nephew was shot and killed in 2020. The trial is set to begin Monday in Brunswick, Ga. Nicole Buchanan for NPR hide caption

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The trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery is seen as a test case for racial justice

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Theo Ponchaveli paints a mural of the likeness of Ahmaud Arbery in Dallas earlier this month. Arbery's killing in February in Georgia ignited anger and protests. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Georgia Authorities Arrest 3rd Man In Ahmaud Arbery Killing

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Kimberly Cummings speaks to demonstrators at the Glynn County Courthouse on May 8 in Brunswick, Ga., during a protest over the fatal shooting of her nephew, Ahmaud Arbery. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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