The verdict is in and justice has been served.
According to reports, Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan have been found guilty in the hate crime against Ahmaud Arbery. On Monday, Jurors decided if the three men fatally shot Arbery because of the color of his skin and to determine if his constitutional rights were violated.
The men were sentenced to life in prison, with Bryan receiving the possibility of parole. If convicted, they can face additional sentences of up to life in prison in this federal case.
“All three defendants told you loud and clear, in their own words, how they feel about African Americans,” prosecutor Tara Lyons told the jury. “Yes, race, racism, racial discrimination — those can all be very difficult topics to discuss. But the facts of this case are not difficult.”