(BBC) – One of the men accused of murdering unarmed black man Ahmaud Arbery in the US state of Georgia used a racial slur after shooting him, a court has heard.
A Georgia state investigator said Travis McMichael used the slur and an expletive as Mr Arbery lay on the ground.
Mr Arbery was jogging when he was chased down by Mr McMichael and his father in Brunswick in February.
The case caused widespread outrage after footage was leaked online.
Travis and Gregory McMichael – a former police officer – are facing murder charges. Another man, William Bryan, faces charges of murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.
A rally has been taking place outside the Glynn County courthouse, where the preliminary hearing was being held, and further protests are expected.
Huge protests have been taking place across the US following the death of another unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police custody last month.