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BREAKING: Ahmaud Arbery Murder Suspects Convicted

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A jury has found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and Roddie Bryan guilty of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, which took place on Feb. 23, 2020.

The McMichaels, father and son, confronted Arbery that morning, as he was jogging, about a recent spate of break-ins in the neighborhood where he ran. A scuffle ensued, and the shots that killed Arbery were fired.

Bryan followed the McMichaels in his vehicle and recorded the incident. It was his video that sparked the controversy over the murder and the subsequent botching of the investigation by local authorities.

The racist behavior of the McMichaels before and after the shooting made the case more heated than it would have been on its own merits.

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The shooting and botched investigation sparked national outrage and a state investigation. The Arbery case faded from view in the wake of other shootings of black men at the hands of police officers later in 2020.

Sentencing will take place at a later date.