A Georgia judge is preparing to sentence the three White men who chased and murdered Ahmaud Arbery after listening to arguments from both the prosecutors and defense attorneys Friday.
Judge Timothy Walmsley said he will take some time to look over his notes, then come back to pronounce the sentences for Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr.
Prosecutors have asked for sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the McMichaels and life with the possibility of parole for Bryan for their murder convictions, along with additional sentences for other felony convictions.
And here are the sentences.
BREAKING: the McMichaels both receive LIFE PLUS 20 WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Roddy Bryan LIFE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE.
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) January 7, 2022
The judge acknowledges from the bench that William ‘Roddie’ Bryan showed remorse in a way that the McMichael’s did not before announcing Bryan has been sentenced to life WITH the possibility of parole.
— Jamal Andress (@JamalAndress) January 7, 2022
Wanda Cooper-Jones, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, calls for three men convicted of her son’s murder to be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2022
BREAKING: Three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black man. https://t.co/fDGUym1sq4
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 7, 2022
“When I close my eyes, I see his execution in my mind over and over. I’ll see that for the rest of my life.”
— Ahmaud Arbery’s father Marcus Arbery Sr. gives powerful testimony at the sentencing of his son’s killers. pic.twitter.com/cpU7QNwsy4
— The Recount (@therecount) January 7, 2022