Ahmaud Arbery: new focus on district attorney’s flawed prosecutions of black women

The Guardian

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  • George Barnhill eventually recused himself from Arbery case
  • Prosecutions include woman wrongfully imprisoned for murder

The local prosecutor who argued two white men were legally justified in chasing down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man, has been at the center of aggressive and flawed prosecutions of at least two black women in recent years.

One of the women was wrongfully imprisoned for over a decade on a murder conviction secured by later discredited forensic evidence, and another woman was unsuccessfully tried twice for helping people vote.

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