BREAKING: Father And Son Found Guilty Of Murder Of Ahmaud Arbery | The Daily Wire

The jury in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial reached a verdict on Wednesday afternoon, finding Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael guilty of felony murder. A third defendant, William “Roddie” Bryan, was found not guilty on one count of felony murder but guilty on other counts of felony murder.

Gregory McMichael, 65, Travis McMichael, 35 — who are father and son — and William “Roddie” Bryan, 52 — a neighbor — were found guilty of various charges. In addition to felony murder, Travis McMichael was also found guilty of malice murder, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment.

Gregory McMichael was also found not guilty of malice murder, but guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment; Bryan was also found guilty of one count of aggravated assault as well as false imprisonment.

Lawyers for the McMichaels argued in court that they were pursuing a man they believed to be a burglary suspect so that they could perform a citizen’s arrest. A lawyer for Bryan argued that Bryan merely recorded the incident and his presence was entirely irrelevant to Arbery’s death. He was armed “with a cell phone,” his attorney told the court.

Kevin Gough, an attorney for Bryan, told The New York Times after the verdict: “While we disagree with the verdict, we must respect it.” Gough, who repeatedly sought mistrial motions during the trial, also said he will file a motion for a new trial.

According to USA Today, Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, cried in the hallway of the courthouse after the verdict, saying, “we finally got justice.” Ben Crump, an attorney for the Arbery family, also responded to the verdict on social media.

“Nothing will bring back Ahmaud, but his family will have some peace knowing the men who killed him will remain behind bars and can never inflict their brand of evil on another innocent soul,” said Crump.

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