Heavily-armed Black Panthers stand guard outside Glynn County Courthouse for Ahmaud Arbery Verdict

Shackled killers of black US teen Ahmaud Arbery are led out of court to begin their life sentences as heavily-armed Black Panthers stand guard outside the Georgia courthouse – and two of them will die in jail

Published: 19:18 EST, 7 January 2022 | Updated: 05:16 EST, 8 January 2022

  • Travis McMichael, 36, Gregory McMichael, 66, and William Roddie Bryan, 52, were sentenced on Friday 
  • The men were led from court in handcuffs, while members of the New Black Panther Party protested outside 
  • The McMichaels were both sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole
  • Bryan will be eligible for parole but only after he serves the mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison  
  • Judge Timothy  Walmsley called the murder ‘chilling’ and ‘disturbing’ 
  • Prosecutors chose not to seek the death penalty for any of the men during their trial in November 
  • Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, father and sister all gave victim impact statements on Friday 
  • They asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence on all three men 
  • The 26-year-old was gunned down while out jogging on February 23, 2020 


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