After just 10 hours of deliberation, a Georgia jury found Gregory and Travis McMichael – the father and son responsible for the 2020 death of Ahmaud Arbery – guilty of murder.
The McMichaels chased and fatally shot the 25-year-old unarmed Black man as he jogged through a neighborhood in Glynn County, Georgia last February.
Wednesday (November 24), the jury found Travis guilty of all 9 counts he was charged with which ranged from malice murder to felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and attempted false imprisonment. Greg was found not guilty of malice murder, but guilty on every other charge.
William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. – the neighbor who assisted the McMichaels and also stood trial for charges related to the shooting of Arbery – was found guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment as well Wednesday (but was acquitted of the malice murder charge).
All three now face a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.