Murder Of Ahmaud Arbery – All Three Men Found Guilty Of Felony Murder

A jury in Georgia has found three white men guilty of felony murder in the shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.

Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was jogging through the neighborhood when the men began chasing him in a pickup truck and rifle.

The New York Times reports:

The jury has found Travis McMichael, 35, the man who shot Ahmaud Arbery, guilty on all nine counts, including malice murder and felony murder.

The jury has found Gregory McMichael, 65, Travis McMichael’s father, not guilty of malice murder, but guilty of all other counts he faces, including felony murder.

The jury has found William Bryan, 52, who filmed the fatal encounter with Ahmaud Arbery, not guilty of malice murder. He was found not guilty of one count of felony murder and one county of aggravated assault, but guilty of three counts of felony murder and three other charges.

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Months went by without any arrests until video footage of the incident went viral igniting a national outcry.

Eventually, a former Georgia prosecutor, who had ties to Gregory McMichael, was indicted on charges of obstructing law enforcement and violating her oath of office in the case.

The three defendants face sentences of up to life in prison for the state crimes.

The men have also been indicted on separate federal charges, including hate crimes and attempted kidnapping, and are expected to stand trial in February on those charges.