What are the charges in the Ahmaud Arbery Case Case?

Ahmaud, a Black jogger aged 25, was shot and killed by three white men last year. He was running in a predominantly white area of Georgia on February 23, 2020.

What are the charges in the Ahmaud Arbery Case Case?

Travis McMichael (36), his father Gregory McMichael (66), and William Bryan Bryan (52), were found guilty by a state court of murder and other charges. Bryan was the only one who could be paroled after 30 years.

They are now being tried in federal hate crime charges at the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Georgia.

What is FEDERAL HATE?

Federal hate crimes are criminal acts committed on the basis of race, religion or gender identity.

GREGORY MCMICHAEL

* Interference in rights - A hate crime - specifically, for "willfully, using force and threat, injure and intimidate Ahmaud Arbery (an African American man) because of Arbery’s race and colour." This charge can lead to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

* Attempted kidnapping is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment

* The possession of a firearm is punishable by seven years imprisonment

TRAVIS MCMICHAEL

* Interference in rights - A hate crime - specifically, for "willfully, using force and threat, injure and intimidate Ahmaud Arbery (an African American man) because of Arbery’s race and colour." This charge can lead to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

* Attempted kidnapping is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment

* Discharging or brandishing a firearm is a crime that can lead to 10 years imprisonment.

WILLIAM RODDIE BRYAN

* Interference in rights - A hate crime - specifically, for "willfully, using force and threat, injure and intimidate Ahmaud Arbery (an African American man) because of Arbery’s race and colour." This charge can lead to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

* Attempted kidnapping is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment

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