A fourth district attorney has been appointed by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to lead the prosecution of the two men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
The case is now being taken over by Cobb County Judicial Circuit District Attorney Joyette Holmes.
“I appreciate District Attorney Tom Durden’s involvement in the Ahmaud Arbery case,” Carr said in a statement. “This case has grown in size and magnitude since he accepted the appointment on April 13, 2020, and as an experienced District Attorney, Tom has recognized that another office is better suited from a resource perspective to now handle the case. As a result, he has requested our office to appoint another District Attorney.”
Carr said the move is more about resources and experience within the Cobb County DA's office.
“Our office will immediately gather all materials related to the investigation thus far and continue to seek additional information to move this case forward,” Holmes said in a statement. “We appreciate the confidence that Attorney General Carr has in our office’s ability to bring to light the justice that this case deserves.”
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