A verdict has been reached in the cold-blooded killing of Arbery.
According to CNN, jurors found Travis McMichael and his son Gregory McMichael guilty of murder.
Travis is the one who pulled the trigger and fatally shot Arbery. The father and son face a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. They were also convicted of one count of malice murder and four counts of felony murder. In addition, they’re indicted on three separate federal hate crime charges; interference with rights, attempted kidnapping and using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. They pleaded not guilty to the federal charges and their federal trial will take place in February. If convicted they face another life sentence.
William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. the neighbor of the McMichaels, was also found guilty of felony murder. Bryan also faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jurors convicted him of felony murder but acquitted him of the malice murder charge, CNN points out. Bryan is indicted on separate federal hate crime charges, which include interference with rights and attempted kidnapping. Bryan pleaded not guilty to the federal charges, has trial in February, and faces life.