Three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole.
Prosecutors sought to remove the possibility of parole for the McMichaels, but not for Bryan, and the judge agreed. Members of Arbery’s family took the stand earlier Friday to tearfully urge the maximum penalty for all involved.
The judge took a minute-long moment of silence during his remarks to demonstrate “only a fraction of the time” that Arbery was running from the three men who were chasing him for five minutes.
What people are saying?
Christian Alexander Layman They deserve it. First of all: you don’t bring a home defense weapon, outside of the home. Secondly: you don’t point a gun at someone, unless they’re a clear and present danger to another person. Last but not least: You sure as hell don’t film the whole ordeal. Wasn’t necessary.
derya yavuzyiğit And if it wasn’t for the leaked video evidence, this case would have been swept away GA justice system and these murders would have gotten away with it. We still have work to do.