The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the murder trial of three white men in Georgia who are accused of killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 while he was jogging — a killing they say was in self-defense, during a scuffle.
The trial is taking place as the nation is also watching the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Wisconsin, where the jury began its deliberations on Tuesday morning. The cases are being compared by some left-wing observers, who note that the Arbery defendants are claiming that they were attempting a legal citizens’ arrest after they suspected Arbery of trespassing on a neighbor’s property.
But while Rittenhouse was attempting to protect property during a riot, the similarities end there.
Rittenhouse’s lawyers pointed to