Three men found guilty of murder and bribe Ahmaud sentenced to life in prison
It has been almost two years since the tragic and senseless death of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, happens. It has certainly been a long way, from initial media coverage to arrest and trial, and now a sentencing. Three white men found guilty of murder Ahmaud Arbery, a black man, in Georgia was sentenced to life in prison on Friday (January 7). Travis McMichael, 35, who shot Arbery, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and convicted on all nine counts: malicious murder, four counts of murder, aggravated assault with a firearm short, heavier assault with a pickup truck, false imprisonment, and intent to commit a felony.
McMichael’s father, Gregory McMichael, 65 years old, also sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, however, McMichaels’ neighbors, William “Roddie” Bryan, 53, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. He was found guilty of three of the counts of murder as well as aggravated assault with his pickup truck, false imprisonment and intent to commit a felony.
It is known that, before announcing the verdict, Judge Timothy Walmsley asked the courtroom to sit in silence for a minute to illustrate, with only “a fraction of the time” Arbery running back in terror of the men before he was killed. Judge Walmsley said,
“On February 23, 2020, nearly two years ago, a resident of Glynn County, a graduate of Brunswick High School, a son, a brother, a young man with dreams was shot down. in this community..As we understood, he was gone. His home seems to be to run away. And he ended the race for his life.”
By Ahmaud Arbery Parents and sister present in the courtroom and ask the judge to give the man the maximum penalty allowed. his father, Marcus Arbery reflects on the tragic loss of her son.
“The man who killed my son every day sits in this courtroom, next to his father. I will never have that opportunity, to sit next to my son again, not at the dinner table, not on a vacation. ”
his mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones began her strong statement with a note addressed to her son, Ahmaud.
“This ruling does not bring you back. But it helped close this very difficult chapter of my life. I promised you, I’ll let you rest. I told you that I love you and that someday, somehow, somehow, I will get you justice. Baby, I love you today as much as the day you were born. Raising a child has been the honor of my life and I am so proud of him. ”
The quasi-white jury deliberated for about 10 hours before reaching a verdict. In addition to Friday’s sentencing, three men have also been charged with federal hate crimes, and all have pleaded not guilty. Jury selection for that trial will begin on February 7.
As previously reported, 25 years old Ahmaud Arbery was murdered in February 2020 while jogging in Glynn County, Georgia. He was shot down by Travis McMichael after being chased and confronted by him, his father Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan. The murder – which was filmed – eventually went viral, and it was immediately speculated to be racially motivated. All three men were indicted federally in April 2021.
We continue to send our condolences to the family of Ahmaud Arbery.
https://thejasminebrand.com/2022/01/07/ahmaud-arbery-three-men-convicted-of-murdering-him-sentenced-to-life-in-prison/ Ahmaud Arbery – Three men convicted of his murder are sentenced to life in prison