Ahmaud Arbery suspect wants prison release due to high blood pressure

Ahmaud Arbery suspect wants prison release due to high blood pressure


One of the three white Georgia men charged in last year’s shooting death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery wants to be released from prison — because of his high blood pressure.

William “Roddie” Bryan, 50, wants a release on humanitarian grounds because of his health condition, his lawyer said in papers filed in Glynn County Superior Court, First Coast News said in a new report.

“He has already seen a cardiologist, and is medicated, but the sporadic checks of his blood pressure regularly reflect blood pressure in excess of 180/100,” attorney Kevin Gough said.

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Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80.

“Assuming he survives long enough to have a trial, Mr. Bryan’s ability to attend, follow along, and participate meaningfully in his own trial would be greatly impaired if this issue is not addressed,” Gough said, according to the newspaper.

The document, filed Dec. 31, asks for Bryan to be granted a new bond hearing.

Bryan and two other

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