Judge Timothy Walmsley said Ahmaud Arbery was “hunted down and shot” before the sentencing of three men convicted of murdering a 25-year-old black man running a neighborhood Georgia neighborhood in 2020.
Walmsley described the events that led to Arbery’s shooting and commented on remarks made by three men, Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddy” Bryan, Jr.
“In my opinion, Greg McMichael tried to establish a narrative on this too early. He said, ‘Ahmad Arbery was trapped like a rat,’ ‘Stop or I’ll blow yours – and I won’t repeat it again -‘ stopping. .’ effectively admitted they weren’t sure what Ahmed Arbery had done wrong,” Walmsley said.
“Travis McMichael claims he was in shock, but it’s interesting because he talks about his concern for his child and his own well-being. Part of this was when the victim was actually lying in the street,” The judge said.
“Mr. Brian, after calling the McMichaels, he joined in, ‘You all got him,’ claiming he didn’t know what was going on. But apparently wanted to know if this person The one who was walking through the neighborhood did not know that he was caught somehow,’ the judge continued.
He said these quotes refer to the murder video produced in court during the trial.