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Crime Ahmaud Arbery Killing Updates: Sentencing Soon Underway for Three Men Charged of Murder

17:52  07 january  2022
17:52  07 january  2022 Source:   newsweek.com

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The three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery face sentencing Friday. Above, Greg McMichael sits with his attorney before the start of closing arguments to the jury during the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's alleged killers at Glynn County Superior Court on November 22, 2021 in Brunswick, Georgia. © Stephen B. Morton-Pool/Getty Images The three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery face sentencing Friday. Above, Greg McMichael sits with his attorney before the start of closing arguments to the jury during the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's alleged killers at Glynn County Superior Court on November 22, 2021 in Brunswick, Georgia.
  • The three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery face sentencing Friday morning.
  • A jury found Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. guilty of felony murder in the killing of the 25-year-old Black man who was chased down and fatally shot in a Georgia neighborhood in February 2020.
  • In November, Travis was found guilty on all nine charges, including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal intent, while Greg was found guilty of eight and Bryan Jr. guilty of six. The trio still face federal hate crime charges.
  • While all three men were convicted of different charges, they all face life in prison. Felony murder comes with a minimum sentence of life in prison, but it will be up to a judge to decide if they are sentence to life with or without parole, according to the Associated Press. If a judge grants parole, it won't be considered for 30 years.
  • Aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment could result in a prison term of five to 20 years.
  • Sentencing at the Glynn County Courthouse is set to begin at 10 a.m.

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The parents of Ahmaud Arbery and their lawyers made their way into the court house Friday morning.

They spoke to reporters outside about their hopes for the sentencing.

"The day we've prayed for has finally come," Arbery's mother Wanda Cooper Jones said.

Her legal team reportedly rejected a plea deal earlier this week. The McMichael's and William Bryan offered to plead guilty to federal hate crimes in the murder of Arbery in hopes that their federal sentence would take the place of their state sentence, according to local CBS affiliate WGCL. This deal would have sentenced them to 30 years in federal prison.

"She rejected that offer because we believe that today the state will move forward with life sentences without the possibility of parole, and we think that's the appropriate sentence," Cooper's attorney Lee Merritt told CNN.

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Cooper said she wants both state and federal sentences issued and served.

Ahmaud's father, Marcus Arbery Sr., thanks supporters and the attorneys for "helping get justice for Ahmaud."

The sentencing of Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. is set to begin soon.

The sentencing will be live streamed from the Glynn County Court House.

You can watch the sentencing on the Law & Crime Network website or on the First Coast News YouTube page.

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