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GUILTY of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery
The three men who chased down and killed Ahmaud Arbery, who was jogging through their Georgia neighborhood last year, were all found guilty of murder charges.
All three were found guilty of at least three felony murder counts on Wednesday. Travis McMichael was found guilty of all nine counts. Greg McMichael was found not guilty of one count of malice murder, and Bryan was found not guilty of one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder, and one count of aggravated assault.
Prosecutors have said that they intend to seek life in prison without parole for the three defendants.
Ahmaud Arbery, was jogging through the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Glynn County on Feb. 23, 2020, when the McMichaels spotted him and then pursued him in a pickup. Bryan later joined the chase, in his truck. Travis McMichael approached Arbery with a shotgun and, after a brief struggle, fatally shot him.
Breakdown of the Counts
Count 1: Malice murder
- Maximum penalty: Life without the possibility of parole
Count 2: Felony murder (Felony offense: Aggravated assault with a firearm)
Count 3: Felony murder (Felony offense: Aggravated assault with pickup trucks)
Count 4: Felony murder (Felony offense: False imprisonment)
Count 5: Felony Murder (Felony offense: Criminal attempt to commit a felony)
- The maximum penalty for any of the four charges: Life without the possibility of parole
Count 6: Aggravated assault (with firearms)
Count 7: Aggravated assault (with pickup trucks)
- Maximum penalty: 20 years
Count 8: False imprisonment
- Maximum penalty: 10 years
Count 9: Criminal attempt to commit a felony
- Maximum penalty: Five years