Defense drops bid to exclude media from jury selection in Arbery trial
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ATLANTA — Defense attorneys on Thursday withdrew a request to bar the news media from an important part of jury selection in the trial involving the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Media companies, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN, The Associated Press, and WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News, had opposed the motion to keep the press out of the courtroom during individual questioning of potential jurors for the Oct. 18 murder trial. “We very much object to the closure,” Atlanta lawyer Tom Clyde, who represents the media outlets, told Judge Timothy Walmsley at the outset of a daylong hearing....