In February 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in broad daylight while out for a run in a South Georgian town in the US.
Now, over a year later, three men have been convicted of his murder, after shooting and chasing the 25-year-old through their neighbourhood.
Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and their neighbour William "Roddie" Bryan, 52, were charged with murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal intent to commit a felony.
They face a minimum sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.
The verdict was delivered after a two-week trial in Brunswick, Georgia, in a case that hinged on whether the defendants had a right to confront the unarmed jogger on a hunch he was fleeing a crime.
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What happened to Ahmaud Arbery.
In May 2020, months after the murder, a graphic video of the incident, filmed by an anonymous source, was posted on Twitter and then deleted, but not before it quickly went viral.
In the video, a Black unarmed man in exercise clothes can be seen running along a street in Brunswick, Georgia, at 1pm, before a white pickup truck blocks his path. One white man is standing next to the driver’s door while another is perched in the vehicle’s flatbed.
The view is obstructed for a few minutes, and some shouting can be heard. The video then shows the Black man trying to run around the truck before a gunshot rings out. He and the white man on the road engage in a struggle before another shot is fired. A third gunshot hits him, and he falls to the ground.
25-year-old Ahmaud died at the scene.
For two months, neither of his pursuers, a father and son named Gregory and Travis McMichael, were arrested or charged, even though Gregory admitted to police that Travis was responsible for the shooting.
They told police that Ahmaud resembled a suspect that had committed burglary in the area, with a police report obtained by the New York Times quoting that Gregory "was in his front yard when he saw Arbery hauling ass down the street, and called to Travis, 'The guy is running down the street, let’s go'."