Three men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery (25...

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The three white men accused of pursuing and killing young black jogger Ahmaud Arbery have been found guilty of murder. Like the George Floyd trial, the case has become one of the symbols of the “black lives matter” movement in the US.

The three defendants are Travis McMichael (35), his father and former cop Gregory McMichael (65) and their neighbor William Bryan (52). They now face a life sentence for the murder of 25-year-old Arbery. In February 2020, the young man was shot and killed while jogging through a residential area in the city of Brunswick, Georgia. Nothing happened in the investigation for two months, until a video of the murder appeared on social media. The footage shows Arbery passing a white pickup truck with a man standing on it. A second man then stopped the jogger and three shots were heard afterwards.

The perpetrators were arrested on May 7. William Roddie, the man who made the images, was arrested two weeks later. Father and son were charged with murder and aggravated assault but pleaded not guilty. They stated they thought Arbery was a thief. Roddie also pleaded not guilty to charges of complicity in murder and attempted illegal arrest. Now the three men have been found guilty of murder and a series of other charges.

Like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery is one of the symbols of the “black lives matter” movement in the United States that fights against (police) violence against African Americans.

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