Three white Americans are found guilty of African-American Ahmaud Arbery murder

Three white men in the United States were declared on Wednesday guilty of African American assassination Ahmaud Arbery, after pursuing him and folding him in Fe

Three white Americans are found guilty of African-American Ahmaud Arbery murder

Three white men in the United States were declared on Wednesday guilty of African American assassination Ahmaud Arbery, after pursuing him and folding him in February 2020 at the Southern State of Georgia, a drama that fueled the massive anti-rape protests last year.

Travis McMichael, who shot Arbery, his father Gregory and his neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan, who participated in the persecution, were found guilty of murder after a high profile trial that lasted a month.

The twelve members of the jury, among which there was only one black man, deliberated for more than 11 hours to reach this unanimous verdict.

The ad was celebrated by demonstrators who commented on the name of Ahmaud Arbery outside the court in Brunswick, Georgia. In the room, a family member shouted with joy when Travis McMichael was condemned.

On February 23, 2020, the 25-year-old African-American young man was trotting in this coastal town when he was persecuted by the three men. After five minutes stepping on her heels, Travis McMichael drew it.

A shooting video became viral on social networks. Arrested after the diffusion of the images, the three men declared themselves innocent.

They claimed to have confused him with a thief and invoked a state law of Georgia that authorizes common citizens to arrest. They also invoked legitimate defense, accusing Arbery of having reacted aggressively.

The three white men are also accused of racist crimes for federal justice and will be judged again in February.

The case encouraged the protests of 2020 in the United States against racial injustice caused by the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, by a white police officer in Minnesota.

Travis McMichael, 35, the retired police officer Gregory McMichael, 65, and Bryan, 52, face a possible perpetual chain by Arbery's murder.

Updated Date: 24 November 2021, 17:41

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