The three men who were found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have been sentenced to life in prison.
According to reports, Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory McMichael have been sentenced without parole. Their friend, William “Roddie” Bryan, however, was granted the possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley.
Ahmaud Arbery was gunned down at the hands of the McMichaels on February 23rd, 2020 as he was out for a jog.
Before announcing the sentences, Judge Walmsley recounted the moments before Arbery was gunned down.
“He left his home to go for a run and ended up running for his life,” the judge said.
Arbery’s mother and sister also spoke at the sentencing hearing and asked the judge to give the men the maximum punishment.
“The man who killed my son has sat in this courtroom every single day next to his father. I’ll never get that chance to sit next to my son ever again. Not at a general table. Not at a holiday. And not at a wedding,” Abery’s father, Marcus said.
He continued, “His killers should spend the rest of their lives thinking about what they did and what they took from us and they do it behind bars because me and my family have to do it for the rest of their life.”