All 3 Defendants Convicted of Hate Crimes in Arbery Killing

The three men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting were found guilty of federal hate crimes for violating Arbery’s civil rights and targeting him because he was Black.

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FILE - This photo combo shows, from left, Travis McMichael, William "Roddie" Bryan, and Gregory McMichael during their trial at at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. The jury is deliberating in the federal hate crimes trial of three white men in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Jurors discussed the case for three hours Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, and were to resume Tuesday morning. The three men are serving life sentences for the murder of the 25-year-old Black man. (Pool, File)
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The three men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting were found guilty of federal hate crimes Tuesday for violating Arbery’s civil rights and targeting him because he was Black. The jury reached its decision after several hours of deliberation on the charges against father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan. During the trial, prosecutors showed roughly two dozen text messages and social media posts…

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