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Atlanta-area DA, 3rd Outside Prosecutor, to Take Arbery Case

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Georgia’s attorney general has appointed a black district attorney from the Atlanta area to take over the case of a white father and son charged with killing a black man. Attorney General Chris Carr said Monday he has chosen Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes to head the prosecution in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery. Holmes is the third outside prosecutor assigned to the case.

The case went more than two months without arrests until last week, when video of Arbery's shooting surfaced online. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged a white father and son with felony murder and aggravated assault.

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