Jury found all three defendants guilty of Ahmaud Arbery’s death

(CNN)– The jury found that all three defendants are guilty of Ahmaud Arbery’s death.

A jury found Travis McMichael guilty of willful murder, four counts of murder in the commission of a felony, two counts of aggravated battery, one count of unlawful detention, and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

Young McMichael now faces a sentence of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole for each of the murder charges, 20 years for each of the aggravated battery charges, 10 years for the unlawful detention and 5 years for the criminal intent. committing a felony. The judge will decide whether their sentences will be served consecutively or simultaneously.

His father, Gregory McMichael, was convicted of four counts of murder in the commission of a felony, two counts of aggravated battery, unlawful detention and criminal attempt to commit a felony. He was only acquitted of a charge of intentional homicide.

He now faces a sentence of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole for each of the four counts of murder in the commission of a felony, 20 years for each of the aggravated assault charges, 10 years for the count of unlawful detention. and 5 years in the criminal attempt to commit a felony.

Judge Timothy Walmsley has not set a sentencing date for the three men convicted in the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.

How Arbery died

Arbery, 25, was out for a run on February 23, 2020, near Brunswick when he was shot and killed. Video of the episode appeared more than two months later, sparking widespread outrage and demonstrations just weeks before the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis triggered a summer of nationwide protests against racial injustice.

Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., were charged with criminal intent and wrongful death in connection with the shooting of Arbery. They also faced charges of aggravated assault, illegal detention and criminal attempt to commit an illegal detention. They all pleaded not guilty from the start.

The McMichaels said they were carrying out a citizen’s arrest in Arbery, whom they suspected of robbery, and that Travis McMichael shot him with a shotgun in self-defense. Bryan, who recorded video of the shooting, allegedly hit Arbery with his truck after he joined the McMichaels in chasing Arbery.

The three men were allowed to leave the scene and were not arrested until after video of the shooting became public.

CNN’s Alta Spells, Christina Maxouris, Eric Levenson, Dakin Andone, Angela Barajas, and Devon M. Sayers contributed to this report.

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