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All 3 defendants found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

RUSS BYNUM Associated Press
Updated: November 24, 2021 02:37 PM
Created: November 24, 2021 12:50 PM

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — All three men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday. The jury reached its decision after more than 10 hours of deliberations following a trial in which prosecutors argued that the defendants provoked a confrontation with Arbery and defense attorneys said their clients were acting in self-defense.

Travis McMichael, the man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery, was convicted of murder Wednesday. The conviction carries a minimum sentence of life in prison.

Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael grabbed guns and jumped in a pickup truck to pursue the 25-year-old Black man after seeing him running in their neighborhood outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick in February 2020.

Greg McMichael, who pursued Ahmaud Arbery in a truck, has been convicted of murder. The conviction carries a minimum sentence of life in prison. It is up to the judge to decide whether that comes with or without the possibility of parole.

Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, who recorded the cellphone video that showed the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and sparked outrage when it surfaced two months later, was convicted of murder Wednesday. The conviction carries a minimum sentence of life in prison.

It is up to the judge to decide whether that comes with or without the possibility of parole. Bryan jumped in his pickup truck and joined father and son Greg and Travis McMichael in pursuing Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, after seeing him running in their neighborhood outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick in February 2020.

Arbery’s killing became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice after the graphic video Bryan recorded leaked online two months later.

The jury reached a verdict after more then 10 hours of deliberation. The decision comes almost two years after the 25-year-old Black man was killed while running outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick.

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