Ahmaud Arbery’s mom hails guilty verdict: ‘He will now rest in peace’

Ahmaud Arbery’s mom on Wednesday hailed the convictions of the three white men in her son’s fatal shooting, saying he can finally “rest in peace.”

“I never saw this date back in 2020. I’ve never thought this day would come. But God is good. Everybody, thank you,” Wanda Cooper-Jones said outside the Glynn County Courthouse in Georgia.

She expressed gratitude for “each and every one of you who fought this fight with us.”

“He will now rest in peace,” she said.

The convictions of Greg McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan came on Wednesday after jurors deliberated for about 10 hours.

All of the men face life in prison. It is up to the judge to determine whether that comes with or without the possibility of parole.

Arbery, 25, had been running through their neighborhood near Brunswick, Ga., on Feb. 23, 2020, when the McMichaels grabbed guns and jumped in a pickup truck to pursue him.

Ahmaud Arbery's mother Wanda Cooper-Jones
Ahmaud Arbery’s mom, Wanda Cooper-Jones, hailed the convictions of the three white men in her son’s fatal shooting.
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Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones breaks down after the jury convicted Travis McMichael in the Glynn County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021
Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, breaks down after the jury convicted Travis McMichael in the Glynn County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.
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Bryan joined the pursuit in his own pickup and filmed cellphone video of Travis McMichael fatally shooting Arbery.

The men had claimed that they suspected Arbery of fleeing a burglary after he was spotted checking out a home under construction.

With Post wires

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