Ahmad Arbury trial verdict: All three suspects found guilty of murder

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The three white men on trial for killing Ahmaud Arbery have been found guilty of felony murder in the fatal pursuit of the unarmed Georgia jogger.

Gregory McMichael, 65; his son Travis McMichael, 35; and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, were tried together in the shooting of Arbery, 25, who they thought was fleeing a burglary as he ran through a mostly white neighborhood near Brunswick on Feb. 23, 2020.

The verdict comes after 10 days of testimony in which the mostly-white jury panel was shown widely seen cellphone videos taken by Bryan of the shooting.

The defense argued that the three men were trying to make a lawful citizen’s arrest against Arbery, who they believed had been burglarizing a local under-construction home when Gregory spotted him looking around inside it before running off.

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  1. JUSTICE SERVED! When I heard that the McMichaels defence team implied that Ahmad Arbury’s ‘fists’ where seen as lethal weapons, as opposed to the firearms that eventually killed him, beggars belief (and remember, he was only out jogging? AREN’T BLACK MEN ALLOWED TO GO OUT AND JOG ANYMORE?). This was just plain wrong, and these murderers had to be found guilty.

    Furthermore, the trial judge should be utterly ashamed of himself for ejecting Ahmad’s father from the court, just for showing relief at the jury’s first verdict.

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