BREAKING: All Three Defendants Found Guilty of the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

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All three defendants were found guilty in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

After excusing the jury, the judge told Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, William “Roddie” Bryan and their attorneys, that he would follow up with them in the coming weeks about a sentencing date.

The judge then ordered that the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery remain in the custody of the sheriff.

CNN: William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., one of three men, accused of killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, has been found guilty of felony murder.

Bryan now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Jurors convicted him of felony murder but acquitted him of the malice murder charge.

Bryan has also been indicted on separate federal hate crime charges, which include interference with rights and attempted kidnapping. Bryan pleaded not guilty to the federal charges.

The federal trial is set to take place in February. Since he was being held on the state charges, there has been no federal bond hearing yet. If convicted on the federal charges, he could face an additional penalty of up to life in prison.

Also CNN: A sentence uttered by a defense attorney in the trial of those accused in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery brought an audible gasp from people in the courtroom Monday — and elicited outrage from his family and legal experts.

The defense attorneys for Gregory and Travis McMichael, who are charged with Arbery’s murder, repeatedly have tried to present Arbery as a criminal. On Monday, Laura Hogue, one of Gregory McMichael’s lawyers, went further. “Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails,” Hogue told jurors. Arbery was Black. The three defendants, who also include William “Roddie” Bryan, are White and face charges including malice and felony murder in the killing of Arbery after chasing him in a neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23, 2020.
They have pleaded not guilty.