The three now face life imprisonment for murder and aggravated assault without the possibility of probation. Ahmaud Arbery had been killed while running along a two-lane road, passing near a white pick-up truck, and an anonymous witness from inside a car had filmed the scene.
Next to the pick-up driver’s door, open, there was an armed man, while another armed man was in the body. In the video, a shot is heard, Arbery running around the vehicle, disappears briefly, then another shot is heard and Arbery is seen struggling with the man out of the car (later identified as Gregory McMichael) to take the rifle. You can hear other shots, you see Arbery taking a few steps to get away and finally you see him fall to the ground. Before the police arrived, Arbery was already dead. The details of the murder, and the fact that no one had been arrested in the following months, had caused protests in several cities in the United States.
The murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia