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Monday, January 24, 2022

Arbery’s killers get life imprisonment; No parole for father, son

Brunswick, Ga. — Three white men convicted of murder for stalking and killing Ahmed Arbery were sentenced on Friday to prison after a judge denied any chance of parole for the father and son, who armed themselves and Launched the fatal search of a 25-year-old black man.

Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley ordered Greg and Travis McMichael to serve life without parole for Arbery’s fatal shooting and ordered their neighbor William “Roddy” Bryan to earn parole after serving at least 30 years in prison. given a chance.

“Ahmoud Arbery was hunted down and shot, and killed because the people in the courtroom here took the law into their own hands,” the judge said before the sentencing.

Walmsley said Arbery left his home for a jog and ended up running for his life for five minutes as the men chased him in pickup trucks until they eventually surrounded him. The judge observed a minute’s silence to help the house understand what that time must have been like for Arbery.

“When I thought about it, I thought from many different angles. I kept coming back to the terror that must have been in the mind of a young man fleeing the Satila shores,” he said, of a neighborhood outside the port city of Brunswick. Mentioning where Arbery was killed.

Under Georgia law, murder carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment, unless prosecutors seek the death penalty, which they had chosen in the case. The main decision for Walmsley was whether to be given a last chance to earn parole.

During the sentencing hearing, Arbery’s family asked the judge not to show any leniency.

Arbery’s sister recalled his humour, describing him as a positive thinker with a big personality. She told the judge that her brother’s skin “glowed in the sun”, having thick, curly hair and an athletic build, were factors that made her a target for men who pursued her.

“It is these qualities that made these people believe that Ahmed was a dangerous criminal and chased him away with guns. To me, those qualities reflect a young man full of life and energy who looked like me and those people. The ones I loved,” said Jasmine Arbery.

Arbery’s mother said she suffered a personal, profound loss, made worse by a trial where the men’s defense was that Arbery made poor choices that led to his death.

“It wasn’t a case of mistaken identity or misogyny. They chose to target my son because they didn’t want him in their community. They chose to treat him differently than other people who frequently visited their community.” ,” Wanda Cooper-Jones said. “And when they couldn’t scare or scare her enough, they killed her.”

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