(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, in what can only be described as a tense courtroom, the judge in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial handed down stiff sentences to the three men convicted of chasing Arbery down in the middle of a residential street in broad daylight and killing him with multiple shotgun blasts while the entire scene was recorded on a cellphone.
At trial, the coroner had testified that the shotgun blasts nearly cut Arbery’s body in half.
Here are the sentences the judge imposed:
- Gregory McMichael was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
- Travis McMichael was sentenced to life plus 20 years without the possibility of parole.
- William Bryan Jr. was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
According to the New York Post:
“The three white Georgia men who chased and gunned down Ahmaud Arbery were each given life sentences Friday for what the dead jogger’s dad called a modern-day lynching ‘in broad daylight.’
“Ex-cop Gregory McMichael, 66, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, had potentially faced the death penalty after being found guilty in late November of the horrific caught-on-camera 2020 slaying. [emphasis added]
“Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski instead asked Judge Timothy Walmsley to give life without parole for the McMichaels, and life with the possibility of parole for Bryan, who filmed it.
“She said all deserved that mandatory life sentence for “vigilantism” and showing ‘no empathy for the trapped and terrified Ahmaud Arbery’ as they chased him through their mostly white Brunswick neighborhood.” [emphasis added]
This is a breaking news report.
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