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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Three white guys accusable of killing Black man Ahmaud Arbery

Key takeaways: 

  • Arbery’s slaughter in Georgia the previous year became part of a broader national reckoning on racial inequality.
  • Travis McMichael, William ‘Roddie’ Bryan, and Gregory McMichael during their case. 
  • All three guys were sentenced by a Georgia jury on Wednesday for killing Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020. 

Three guys found guilty for killing Ahmaud Arbery: 

Three men were sentenced to murder Wednesday in the crime of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black gentleman who was running within a neighbourhood in a Georgia city when the white strangers followed him, caught him on a quiet street and annihilated him with a shotgun.

The jury thought for about 10 hours before sentencing Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbour William “Roddie” Bryan. The men all face a compulsory sentence of life in jail. The judge will determine whether their judgments are agreed with or without the chance of parole.

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The February 2020 slaying attracted insufficient notice at first. But when a video of the shooting dripped online, Arbery’s death immediately became another part of the U.S.’s reckoning above racial inequality and the way Black individuals are treated in their everyday lives.

As the first of 23 guilty sentences were recited, the judge had Arbery’s father expelled from the courtroom after he jumped up and yelled. At the reading of the last illegal count, Arbery’s mother shook her head and simply tapped her fists.

“He didn’t do nothing but run and dream,” Marcus Arbery Sr. spoke of his son. Outside the courthouse, dozens of Black confederates embraced and sobbed. Source –

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