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Three men Guilty of murdering a black Jogger

Three men Guilty of murdering a black Jogger

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Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and their neighbour William Bryan were found guilty by a mostly-white jury of killing the 25-year-old black jogger in 2020.

Family had called Arbery’s killing a “modern-day lynching”. The case drew national attention after a video of the confrontation went viral.

The verdict, which came after two days of deliberations, followed 13 days of trial arguments and testimony.

Supporters outside the court chanted Arbery’s name as the convicted men were led out of the court in shackles. No sentencing date has yet been set for the trio, who each face decades behind bars.

Lawyers for the McMichaels say they plan to appeal the decision.

Earlier, the BBC spoke with Arbery’s sister, Jasmine. “Ahmaud was so much more than what happened that day,” she said. You can watch the full interview below.

Today’s coverage was brought to you by Jessica Murphy, Ritu Prasad, Bernd Debusmann, Sam Cabral and Max Matza.

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