The three men who were found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have been sentenced to life in prison, per USA Today.
Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and have been sentenced to life in prison without parole and William “Roddie” Bryan has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Arbery was a Black man who was jogging in a neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23, 2020 when the McMichaels and Bryan armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit that led to 25-year-old’s death.
Wanda Cooper-Jones, Arbery’s mother, asked for the maximum sentence, saying she suffered a tremendous loss from the death of her son
“This wasn’t a case of mistaken identity or mistaken fact. They chose to target my son because they didn’t want him in their community. They chose to treat him differently than other people who frequently visited their community,” Wanda Cooper-Jones said per NBC. “And when they couldn’t sufficiently scare or intimidate him, they killed him.”
Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski asked the judge for life without parole for the McMichaels and the possibility for Bryan although adding, she said all deserved that mandatory life sentence for showing “no empathy for the trapped and terrified Ahmaud Arbery” per the outlet.