Travis McMichael was found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery on Wednesday.
A decision has been reached in the trial of Travis McMichael, finding him guilty on Wednesday of murdering Ahmaud Arbery.
A Georgia jury returned the guilty verdict on Wednesday afternoon following deliberations. McMichael was found guilty of chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood last year. Arbery’s killing led to international outrage and protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
Travis’ father, Gregory McMichael, was also found guilty of the same crimes on Wednesday.
The jury had asked to review several pieces of evidence during deliberations, including a video of the fatal shooting, a copy of the 911 call placed by Gregory McMichael, and more.
Their convictions carry a minimum sentence of life in prison. The upcoming sentencing trial will determine if the McMichael father and son will ever be eligible for parole.
Considering the result of Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial last week, many are celebrating the guilty conviction of Travis and Gregory McMichael. Travis previously testified that Arbery was simply “just running” before the shooting. Arbery allegedly did not make any threats towards the McMichaels, and he did not have a weapon.
We will continue to keep you updated as more news comes out regarding their sentences. What do you think of them being found guilty?