3 white men are found guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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3 white men are found guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

From NPR | News by Merrit Kennedy and Jaclyn Diaz

The three white men who chased down and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was jogging though their Georgia neighborhood last year, were all found guilty of murder charges.

The high-profile shooting — and the 10 weeks it took for law enforcement to make their first arrests — galvanized racial injustice protests in the summer of 2020.

Father and son Greg McMichael, 65, and Travis McMichael, 35, and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan, 52, all faced the same nine criminal counts in Georgia state court: one count of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony. They pleaded not guilty to all counts.

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