November 24, 2021 – BRUNSWICK, Georgia ~ On Wednesday, a jury found the men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery guilty of murder, concluding a case that has become emblematic of the racial divide in America.
The defendants – Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. – faced nine counts each, including aggravated assault, false imprisonment, malice, and felony murder. Travis McMichael was found guilty on all nine counts, while Gregory McMichael was found guilty on all charges except malice murder, and Bryan was convicted on six of the nine counts, including three counts of felony murder.
November 24, 2021 ~ Flood Law Attorney and Managing Partner Todd Flood talks with Chris Renwick about the guilty verdicts for the three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
The Arbery case exploded onto the national stage when cell phone video of the incident, which was shot by Bryant, surfaced on the internet. The footage showed three armed white men chasing down and killing a black man, who was jogging through a neighborhood. The three men were arrested, though only after the video surfaced, which was more than two months after the killing.
The defendants claimed that they were pursuing Arbery as a robbery suspect, and that the killing was in self-defense, though the jury was not convinced.
Each of the three defendants face potential sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole. A sentencing date was not immediately scheduled.