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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Ahmaud Arbery's 3 Killers Sentenced to Life in Prison

What Happened:

  • On Friday, Judge Walmsley sentenced the three men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery to life in prison. Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory McMichael both were sentenced to life in prison without parole. Their neighbor, William Bryan, received life in prison with the possibility of parole.

  • The three men were found guilty back in November for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

  • Arbery, a 25-year-old Black, was chased and trapped by the McMichaels and Bryan in their pickup trucks as he was jogging through a Georgia neighborhood in February, 2021.

  • The McMichaels say they suspected Arbery of a crime when they saw him running past their home and consequently gave chase. The neighbor, Bryan, also gave chase saying he did not know the reason for it. There is no evidence that a crime was committed by Arbery.

  • Arbery was killed by a shotgun blast after Travis and Arbery engaged in a physical confrontation. Bryan recorded the pursuit and shooting on his cell phone.

  • The three men are also awaiting trial for separate federal hate crime charges.

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