Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) – The father and son convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting after they chased the Black man through a Georgia neighborhood have been sentenced to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime.

A U.S. District Court judge sentenced Travis McMichael and his father Greg McMichael on Monday in Brunswick.

Both were previously sentenced to life without parole in a state court for Arbery’s murder.

The McMichaels armed themselves with guns and used a pickup truck to chase Arbery after he ran past their home on Feb. 23, 2020.

Neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, who recorded cellphone video of the slaying, was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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8/8/2022 3:31:46 PM (GMT -5:00)


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