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Ahmaud Arbery Murderers’ Hate Crime Conviction Upheld

Ahmaud Arbery Murderers Judge Upholds Federal Hate Crime Conviction

8/4/2022 2: 34 PM PT

The 3 men found guilty of Ahmaud Arbery‘s murder are receiving rejected by way of a federal judge … who’s affirmed their convictions for federal hate crimes.

Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Roddy” Bryan had filed motions to create aside the jury’s guilty verdict, but on Thursday a federal judge told them there is “a lot more than sufficient evidence” to nail them for the 2020 murder of Ahmaud.

Their federal convictions — which came down in February — were for killing Ahmaud predicated on his race and kidnapping. In denying their motion the judge relied on social media marketing posts from the defendants that negatively compared Black visitors to white people, generally.

FEBRUARY 2020

Specifically, the judge described Gregory McMichael had posted, “each one of these blacks are only trouble; I wish they might all die.” … and made disparaging comments in regards to a Black tenant.

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All 3 remain awaiting their sentences in the federal case, but whatever they get is more symbolic than anything after their Georgia murder convictions and sentencing. The McMichaels got life sentences without parole, and Bryan got a life sentence with the chance of parole.

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