BREAKING: Travis McMichael sentenced to life in prison for federal hate crime

A U.S. District Court judge sentenced McMichael on Monday

August 8, 2022 10:15 am

Published: August 8, 2022 10:15 am

Updated: August 8, 2022 at 10:16 am

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – The white man who killed Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the 25-year-old black man through a Georgia neighborhood has been sentenced to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime. Travis McMichael was sentenced Monday by a U.S. District Court judge in the port city of Brunswick. His punishment is largely symbolic, as McMichael was previously sentenced to life in prison without parole in a Georgia state court for Arbery’s murder. McMichael and his father armed themselves with guns and used a pickup truck to chase after Arbery after he drove past their house on February 23, 2020. Neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan joined the chase and record a cell phone video of McMichael blasting Arbery with a shotgun.

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