Breaking: Three Men Convicted of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery Sentenced to Life in Prison

The three Georgia men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was out for a jog at the time of the killing, were sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Travis and Gregory McMichael were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole while William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., who used his car to block Arbery’s escape, was given life with the possibility of parole.

The court went into recess for about 15 minutes after attorneys for the prosecution and defense as well as members of Arbery’s family delivered statements to close out the proceedings.

“I’ve read somewhere, and I don’t remember where it was, that at a minimum, Ahmaud Arbery’s death should force us to consider expanding our definition of what a neighbor may be and how we treat them. I argue that maybe a neighbor is more than the people who just own property around your house. I believe that assuming the worst in others we show our worst character,” Walmsley said before the sentencing.

Prosecutors asked the court for sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for McMichaels and life with the possibility of parole for Bryan for the crimes they committed. The defense asked the court for life sentences with the possibility of parole for the three men.

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