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Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

by Lewis hawkins
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Jury finds 3 white men guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

A jury found three white Georgia men guilty of murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery early last year.
Prosecutors argued Arbery was “under attack” on Feb. 23, 2020 by these men who saw a Ahmaud Arbery running in their small, coastal neighborhood and hopped in pickup trucks to pursue him. Arbery committed no crimes and was attempting to flee throughout the five-minute chase, they said. 
Travis McMichael, who fired the shots, was found guilty on all nine counts, including malice murder and four counts offelony murder. 
His father, Gregory McMichael, was found not guilty of malice murder but guilty of felony murder and all other charges. 
Their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, was found guilty of three counts felony murder, one count aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony. He was not convicted of malice murder, one count of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault.
Cheers erupted in the courtroom as the verdicts were read, and people were crying and embracing. Deputies called for order. In the hallway outside the courtroom, Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones sobbed.
“We finally got justice,” she said as supporters embraced her.

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