(CBS News) — Federal prosecutors have reached plea deals on federal hate crime charges with two of the three White men convicted of killing Black man Ahmaud Arbery, court documents show. Arbery’s parents are “vehemently against” the deals, their lawyer says.
Arbery, 25, was shot to death while jogging in a Brunswick, Georgia, neighborhood in February 2020.READ MORE: Jason Geiger, Who Played The Red Power Ranger, Indicted For Fraud
Travis McMichael, 35, his father Gregory McMichael, 66, and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan werein November.
The McMichaels were sentenced in January to life without parole. Bryan can seek parole after 30 years behind bars.READ MORE: Tiger Woods Comes Back In Second Round To Make Cut At PGA Championship
Along with the state charges, the three have been hit with federal civil rights counts that accuse them of using force and threats of force, because of his race, to intimidate and interfere with Arbery’s right to use a public street. All three have pleaded not guilty to the hate crime charges.
Court filings show prosecutors will present the deals stuck with the McMichaels on the federal charges to a court for approval Monday morning.MORE NEWS: Florida Power Company Pleads Guilty In Worker Death Case