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Cobb County DA’s Office

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr on Monday named Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes to take over the Ahmaud Arbery murder case, NPR reported.

Holmes will be the 4th prosecutor and the first Black woman to lead the investigation.

Arbery, 25, was killed by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23.

Travis McMichael, 34, and his father Gregory McMichael, 64, a retired police detective, were arrested last week and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.

In a statement on the Cobb County district attorney’s Facebook page, Holmes said, “Our office will immediately gather all materials related to the investigation thus far and continues to seek additional information to move this case forward.”

The previous prosecutors recused themselves because they were either friends with or colleagues of the suspects.

Holmes was previously both a prosecutor and defense lawyer in Cobb County, according to her bio on the county website.