A United States jury this week convicted three white men for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was chased and fatally shot while jogging in Georgia last year, in a decision that was welcomed as bringing some measure of justice to Arbery’s family.
The 11-member jury in Brunswick, Georgia on Wednesday found Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and their neighbour William “Roddie” Bryan guilty of the 25-year-old’s murder, among other charges.
“A jury believed the evidence of their eyes and saw the meanness in the killers’ hearts. May this verdict bring a small measure of peace to #AhmaudArbery’s family and loved ones,” Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, said on Twitter.
The three men chased Arbery on February 23, 2020, through