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Jury Find 3 Defendants Guilty in Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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The jury in the case of the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery has returned its verdict.

The defendants in the case, Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan pleaded not guilty to charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Travis McMichael was found guilty on all counts. Gregory McMichael was found not guilty on the charge of malice murder but found guilty on the remaining eight counts.

William Bryan was found not guilty on three counts but was found guilty on the other six.

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As The New York Times notes, the defendants “said they suspected Mr. Arbery of a series of break-ins in their subdivision of Satilla Shores, just outside the small coastal city of Brunswick, Ga., when they chased him through the neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon in February 2020.”

Meanwhile, the prosecutor argued that the defendants killed Arbery “because he was a Black man running down the street.”

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