Criminal Law

Two Men Convicted of Hate Crimes in Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Seek Acquittal

Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael are seeking acquittal of their federal hate crimes convictions related to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, arguing the 25-year-old Black man’s killing didn’t happen on public streets, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

The McMichaels filed separate motions for judgments of acquittal on all the federal charges they were convicted of last month, including the hate crime charge of interference of rights and attempted kidnapping. They claim the government did not provide sufficient evidence for the convictions.
The father and son, along with their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, were convicted in November on state murder charges in Arbery’s death. The McMichaels were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Bryan received a life sentence with the possibility of parole.

Read the source article at cnn.com

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