Ahmaud Arbery’s Murderers Finally Found Guilty

Estephania Anaya-Lopez

Nearly two years after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the three accused men were found guilty of a federal hate crime charge.

Though they’d already won murder convictions, the prosecutors pushed for a federal hate crime ruling and won it. The prosecutors displayed various conversations and posts in which two of the men–Travis McMichael and Willam Bryan–used slurs and made disparaging comments. The prosecutor, Tara Lyons, addressed the jury with, “All three defendants told you loud and clear, in their own words, how they feel about African Americans.”

The defendants, however, argued that the killing had been made due to the mistaken belief that a crime had been committed.

Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan are eligible for up to life in prison and will have hefty fines.