3 men in Ahmaud Arbery killing found guilty of murder

Defendants could face life in prison

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November 24, 2021 - 7:46 PM

Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones. (Stephen B. Morton/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three men were convicted of murder Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was running empty-handed through a Georgia subdivision when the white strangers chased him, trapped him on a quiet street and blasted him with a shotgun.

The February 2020 slaying drew limited attention at first. But when video of the shooting leaked online, Arbery’s death quickly became another example in the nation’s reckoning of racial injustice in the way Black people are treated in their everyday lives.

Now the men all face a mandatory sentence of life in prison. The judge will decide whether their sentences are served with or without the possibility of parole.

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