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All 3 defendants found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

<i>Glynn County Sheriff's Office</i><br/>Gregory and Travis McMichael along with William Bryan are charged with malice and felony murder in connection with Ahmaud Arbery's shooting.
GLYNN COUNTY SHERIFF
Glynn County Sheriff's Office
Gregory and Travis McMichael along with William Bryan are charged with malice and felony murder in connection with Ahmaud Arbery's shooting.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — All three men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday.

The jury reached its decision after more than 10 hours of deliberations following a trial in which prosecutors argued that the defendants provoked a confrontation with Arbery and defense attorneys said their clients were acting in self-defense.

Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael grabbed guns and jumped in a pickup truck to pursue the 25-year-old Black man after seeing him running in their neighborhood outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick in February 2020.

Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan joined the pursuit in his own pickup and recorded cellphone video of Travis McMichael fatally shooting Arbery.

After 13 days of testimony, a disproportionately white jury in Georgia convicted all three white men of murder charges. Murder convictions carry a minimum penalty of life in prison. The judge decides whether that comes with or without the possibility of parole. Even if the possibility of parole is granted, a person convicted of murder must serve 30 years before becoming eligible.

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