William Bryan Jr, along with Gregory and Travis McMichael were found guilty for their involvement in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
Travis McMichael was found guilty on all nine counts which included “malice murder.” Gregory McMichael was found guilty on eight of the nine counts, while Bryan was guilty on six of the nine counts.
All face up to life in prison.
A video surfaced in 2020 of the McMichael’s chasing down and fatally shooting Arbery in a neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia. Bryan followed the McMichaels and recorded the incident in which he caught Arbery’s last moments.
Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones spoke outside the court after the verdict.
“To tell you the truth I never saw this day. Back in 2020 I never thought this day would come,” said Cooper-Jones. “Thank you to those who marched, the ones who prayed, thank you.”
“We conquered that lynch mob. We got that lynch mob” Arbery said “We don’t want to see nobody go through this,” said his father, Marcus Arbery.
“Let’s keep fighting and making this world a better place for all human beings,” he stressed.
The McMichaels and Bryan are still facing federal charges. That trial is scheduled to start Feb. 7, 2022.