(DCWathcdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: The three men who a Georgia state court already convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were just convicted by a federal jury of hate crimes.
As National Review put it:
“Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., were found guilty of federal hate crimes charges on Tuesday in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
“The McMichaels and Bryan were convicted of denying Arbery the right to use a public street because of the color of his skin, a hate crime under federal statute. Prosecutors argued that the three were motivated by racial animus, citing as evidence text messages and social media posts by Travis McMichael and Bryan containing racial slurs and comments against black people…
“The jury also found the men guilty of attempted kidnapping, while the McMichaels were convicted of brandishing and discharging weapons during a crime.” [emphasis added]
All three men face federal sentences of life in prison on top of the prison sentences they received for their convictions by a Georgia jury.
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BREAKING: Travis McMichael, the man who shot Ahmaud Arbery, was convicted of a federal hate crime for violating Arbery’s civil rights in the fatal chase and targeting him because he was Black. https://t.co/7R4ATK0rMD
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 22, 2022