William "Rody" Bryan, Jr. was one of three white men convicted of the murder of Ahmad Arbery, and this year's federal conviction was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Monday. Interference with Rights - Hate Crime - Attempted Kidnapping.
Bryan's sentence in federal court in Georgia found that his neighbors, father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael, were sentenced to life imprisonment for weapons charges, plus his seven years and his sentence, respectively. was handed down shortly after being handed down a 10-year sentence for
All three were convicted in state court and sentenced to life imprisonment for a series of charges related to the murder of a 25-year-old black man in February 2020, including felony murder. are dressed in
Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, the white father and son convicted in the murder of Ahmad Arbery, were sentenced to life in prison Monday following federal convictions earlier this year. I was. - Suspicions of attempted kidnapping and use of weapons.
"My son said he was shot not once, not twice, but three times," Arbery's mother, Wanda, said before Travis McMichael's sentence was handed down. Her Cooper her Jones said. She and other members of Arbery's family have asked the judge to give Travis McMichael the best possible sentence under federal guidelines. I feel every shot that's been done," she said.
Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael were sentenced Monday to his 20-year sentence for attempted kidnapping, which will be served concurrently with the state's sentence, said Lisa in U.S. District Court. Judge Godby Wood delivered the verdict on Monday.
Travis McMichael was sentenced to an additional 10 years on a weapons charge in a row, while Gregory McMichael was sentenced to an additional 7 years on a weapons charge. The judge ruled that neither McMichael had the funds to pay the fine.
Both McMichael's sentencing was preceded by emotional testimony from Arbery's family, told the court how his murder affected them and changed their families.
They also learned that Gregory McMichael killed Arbery with Travis. At first, she wondered if it was true. I had a hard time understanding that I was actually going to be with him in taking my son's life," she said. "I didn't want to believe that because, as a mother, I couldn't accompany my son to commit any kind of crime."
Before Gregory McMichael was sentenced , he admitted to telling Arbery's family who were in court, "The loss you have endured is beyond words. Words cannot describe it."
``I am sure my words mean little to you, but I never wanted this to happen. There was no malice in my heart," he said. He said.
Gregory McMichael also apologized to his wife and son, stating that "he should never have been put in that situation."
"Finally, may God's peace come upon the Arbery family and this community," said Gregory McMichael. He told the group that he accepted Gregory McMichael's apology.
"As a person like me, I think he realized in his February (2020) that he made a terrible decision," she said. "Unfortunately his apology won't get my son back, but I accept the apology." Dismissed
Travis Mack Michael's attorney Amy Lee Copeland insisted Monday that her client remain in federal custody and serve his sentence at the Federal Prison Service rather than the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Travis McMichael fears life in state prison, Copeland said in court, and his clients have received "hundreds" of threats, she said. Forcing him to serve time in a Georgia state prison would essentially amount to a "back door death penalty" and could expose McMichael to "vigilante justice," she argued, adding that the "rich
Gregory McMichael's attorneys made similar demands, but argued that the 66-year-old man should be held in federal custody for his health. 63}
Prosecutors opposed both demands. If defendants are prosecuted in separate jurisdictions, they argued, the jurisdiction that first sentenced prevails.
The judge apparently agreed or denied the request, saying Travis McMichael "had no authority or inclination" to override the rules.
Federal prosecutors focused on how each defendant spoke about black people in public and private, using inflammatory, derogatory, and racist language. I guessed.
In a suburb of Brunswick, Georgia, defense attorneys say McMichaels chased Arbery in a pickup truck through neighborhood streets to stop him for police and someone he was caught on video. Recorded in a house under construction. Prosecutors admitted that Arbery had entered the house in the past, but he took nothing. Bryan joined the chase in his truck after seeing McMichaels chasing a running Arbery in a pickup. Brian recorded a video of the shoot.
Initially, two prosecutors instructed Glyn County police not to make an arrest, and the defendant said he was not arrested for over two months, but after the video of Brian's murder surfaced, he was arrested nationwide. protests ensued.