Man Who Recorded Ahmaud Arbery's Killing Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison
August 08, 2022 at 3:44 pm
Update (August 8, 2022): William “Roddie” Bryan, the third man involved in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for a hate crime involving the fatal chase, according to AP News.
Bryan’s sentencing is less than the life sentences Gregory and Travis McMichael received on Monday.
Bryan recorded a video of Arbery’s killing and was previously sentenced to life with a possibility of parole for his involvement in the murder.
Update (August 8, 2022): Gregory McMichael has been sentenced to life in prison plus seven years for a hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death, The Washington Post reports.
Greg was previously sentenced to life in prison without parole for Arbery’s death.
He, alongside his son Travis McMichael, was convicted of attempted kidnapping, a weapons violation and violently interfering with Arbery’s right to use a public street because he was Black.
Original (August 8, 2022): Travis McMichael was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years for federal hate crime charges in connection to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, The Washington Post reports.
McMichael, his father and William “Roddie” Bryan face life sentences for state murder charges that they were convicted of in Nov. 2021.
In February, the three men were found guilty in a separate federal hate crimes trial, CNN reports.
During court on Monday, the 36-year-old’s attorney filed a memorandum indicating that her client has received threats and could face imminent harm if sent to a Georgia state prison.
Since being in custody, he has received around “800 threats,” including people who “are ‘waiting for him,’ that he should not go into the yard, and that correctional officers have promised a willingness (whether for pay or for free) to keep certain doors unlocked and backs turned to allow inmates to harm him,” the memo stated, according to CNN.
“His concern is that he will promptly be killed upon delivery to the state prison system for service of that sentence: He has received numerous threats of death that are credible in light of all circumstances, and the government has a pending investigation into the Georgia DOC’s ability to keep inmates safe in a system where murder rates have tripled,” the memo continued.
Sentence hearings for all three men are scheduled to begin Monday.