What is the verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery trial?

AHMAUD Arbery was a young black man from Georgia who was gunned down by three men after jogging through a neighborhood.

On November 24, 2021, a verdict was announced for Greg and Travis McMichael, as well as their accomplice, William "Roddie" Bryan Jr.

What is the verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery trial?

The jury has made a decision in the trial of three white men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery. They pleaded not guilty.

Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William 'Roddie' Bryan were all found guilty of some counts of murder in the case.

They were sentenced on January 7, 2022. The McMichaels were both sentenced to life in prison without parole. Bryan was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

The killing of Arbery on February 23, 2020, sparked outrage across the country when a video of the death went viral months later.

What were the charges against the defendants in the Ahmaud Arbery trial?

Travis McMichael was charged and subsequently found guilty, of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony.

Gregory McMichael was found not guilty for the charge of malice murder, and guilty of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony.

William Bryan was found guilty of aggravated assault and felony murder.

Travis McMichael allegedly shot Arbery three times with a shotgun at close range.

He and his father argue that he shot Arbery in self-defense, after allegedly suspecting he was a burglar and chasing him down.

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Who was Ahmaud Arbery?

Arbery was 25 and a former high school football star who graduated in 2012.

He lived in coastal Glynn County with his mother.

Friends and family say he was an avid runner.

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Rafael Baker Jr., with whom Mr Arbery played football, remembered him as "vocal, funny and a goofy guy".

Arbery's dad Marcus Arbery Sr said of his son: "He ran all the time."

"Everybody knows he ran all the time."

He added: "All he did was work out… he had dreams."

"All his dreams, gone."

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