The three White men who were charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery a 25-years Black man, have being charged guilty of murder and other charges. The family of the late Ahmaud Arbery are so happy to get justice for their son, they also praised the prosecution and supporters who joined the family in their
The three White men who were charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery a 25-years Black man, have being charged guilty of murder and other charges. The family of the late Ahmaud Arbery are so happy to get justice for their son, they also praised the prosecution and supporters who joined the family in their fight for justice for their son, Ahmaud Arbery.
The charges for the three white men were as follows, Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery, is guilty on all charges: malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony; His father, Gregory McMichael, who rode armed in the bed of a pickup as his son pursued Arbery, is not guilty of malice murder but guilty on the other eight charges.
And William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., a neighbor who joined the pursuit and filmed Arbery’s final moments, is guilty of three counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony. Bryan was cleared on the charge of malice murder, felony murder involving aggravated assault with a firearm and the count of aggravated assault with a firearm.
The parents of Ahmaud Arbery, identified has, Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery, heartily thanked the crowd. Ahmaud Arbery can now rest in peace, Cooper-Jones said.
“I just want to say thank you guys,” she said. “It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight, but God is good. … I never thought this day would come, but God is good, and I just want to tell everybody thank you, thank you for those who marched, those who prayed.”
Cooper-Jones who was so excited expressly said, “verdict “means a lot. “It means that my prayers have been answered. “Mother of Ahmaud Arbery describes the moment she heard guilty verdict, “It was a very good day, she had said. She also said she had always believed God would bring justice.
“Like I said in the very beginning, God has never failed me. He’s never failed me,” she said. “And I knew that he would not begin to fail me now. So, I knew that we would get a guilty verdict. I didn’t know when, but I knew that it would come eventually.”
Marcus Arbery also gave thanks to God when he spoke outside the courthouse. “I want to give all glory to God because that’s who made all this possible. … It’s not one side did this. God put us all together to make this happen,” he said.
The sentencing date for the McMichaels and Bryan is unclear. McMichaels and Bryan have been indicted on federal hate crime charges and are scheduled to go on trial in February on counts of interference of rights and attempted kidnapping.