The three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the Black man in February 2020.
The life sentences for Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery, and his father, Gregory McMichael, do not carry the possibility of parole.
All three men were convicted of murder and other charges by a Glynn County jury in November in the pursuit and fatal shooting of Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020, resulting in mandatory life sentences.
"He left his home to go for a run and ended up running for his life," Walmsley said.
Dunikoski said the father and son showed no remorse or empathy for "the trapped and terrified Ahmaud Arbery.".
"So here we have some men who should have known better," she told the judge Friday morning.
Gregory McMichael's attorney, Laura Hogue, asked the judge to consider that the 66-year-old did not intend for Arbery to die. »