After two years, justice has now been served for the Arbery family.
A lengthy court case finally concluded yesterday when a jury convicted three white men who killed 25-year old Ahmaud Arbery while he was out for a run.
Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan chased Arbery and attempted to confine him with their truck in their neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia.
“They didn’t have a son that was lying in a cold grave, and they still didn’t hear my cry,” said Wanda Cooper Jones, Arbery’s mother.
The jury backed up the prosecution, concluding that the men committed a hate crime.
“No one should fear if they go out for a run, they will be targeted and killed because of the color of their skin,” said Merrick Garland, US attorney general.
The three are currently serving life sentences after a previous conviction of murdering Arbery in a separate state trial. They plan to appeal.