Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and William ‘Roddy’ Bryan have been found guilty of murdering 25 year old Ahmaud Arbery who went for a jog, unarmed and got beaten and shot by the McMichaels men while William ‘Roddy’ Bryan kept on filming.
Early this year, February 23, Ahmaud Arbery was killed when he went for a jog unarmed. A retired district attorney and police detective, Gred McMicheal and his 34 year old son, Travis McMichael, saw him jogging and decided to follow him in a pickup truck to waylay him. According to them, it was not in any way ‘racist’ as they have had two burglaries in their area and they suspected Ahmaud Arbery to be a suspect.
William Bryan, the McMichaels neighbour who went along with them to film the racist incident was arrested alongside and charged for murder last month. The 3 of them were indicted of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.
District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes announced that the Glynn County grand jury had returned an indictment on all three defendants on Wednesday after the trial, thankfully.
This was one case I was scared they will bungle up with a long fight for justice as the case didn’t even receive national attention till William Bryan’s video went viral on Twitter, showing the poor 25 year old Ahmaud Arbery running and fighting for his life for no sensible reason The video was released by Ahmaud’s mom, Wanda Cooper Jones who has been pressing on for justice.
The 3 men are currently awaiting their sentencing (sentence hearing should happen in some weeks) and I hope they get the hardest punishment ever, under the Georgia law, all three men are most likely to receive life sentence without an option of parole.
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