Kevin Gough, a protection attorney for one of the boys found guilty on Wednesday of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, informed Fox News that he plans to file a movement for a new trial subsequent week for his client, William “Roddie” Bryan. 

Bryan was found guilty by a jury in Glynn County, Georgia, on six of the 9 counts that he was dealing with: three counts of felony murder, one rely of aggravated assault, one rely of false imprisonment and one rely of legal try to commit a felony.

He joined father and son Travis and Gregory McMichael in pursuing Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, after seeing Arbery operating in a neighborhood in February 2020. 

Bryan drove in his personal pickup truck and recorded video on a cellphone of the deadly encounter that reveals Travis McMichael capturing and killing Arbery with a shotgun at shut vary as Arbery threw punches and tried to seize the gun. 

Defendant William "Roddie" Bryan looks on as the prosecutors make their final rebuttal before the jury begins deliberations.

Defendant William “Roddie” Bryan seems on because the prosecutors make their ultimate rebuttal earlier than the jury begins deliberations.
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Defense attorneys argued at trial that the three males have been making an attempt to detain Arbery as a result of they thought he was a burglar, however the prosecution contended there was no proof Arbery had dedicated any crimes. 

Travis McMichael was found guilty of all 9 fees, whereas Gregory McMichael was convicted on each rely apart from malice murder. 

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Kevin Gough was a controversial determine throughout the 13-day trial, submitting a number of motions for a mistrial that have been all shot down by Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley. 

Gough informed the decide Nov. 11 that he did not need “any more Black pastors” within the courtroom after Al Sharpton sat with Arbery’s household, saying their presence might threaten his client’s proper to a good trial.

“Obviously, there’s only so many pastors they can have,” Gough informed the decide. “And if their pastor’s Al Sharpton right now that’s fine, but then that’s it.”

William "Roddie" Bryan's defense attorney Kevin Gough presents closing statements to the jury during the trial of Bryan, Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael, at the Glynn County Courthouse, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. 

William “Roddie” Bryan’s protection attorney Kevin Gough presents closing statements to the jury throughout the trial of Bryan, Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael, on the Glynn County Courthouse, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. 
(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, Pool)

Gough tried to body his client as a witness to the pursuit at trial, asking lead investigator Richard Dial if Bryan’s video of the capturing was “consistent with someone who was a witness” as a substitute of a participant. 

“He wasn’t a witness,” Dial, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent, replied. “It would be consistent that he was still pursuing Mr. Arbery, trying to box him in between two different vehicles.”

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Gough requested late within the trial for his client’s case to be severed and tried individually, however the protection pushed again on the try and it wasn’t granted. 

Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor and president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, mentioned that any motions for a new trial are seemingly to fail, however an argument that Bryan’s case ought to have been severed from the McMichaels could also be his finest shot. 

“They’re going to file their appeals, criminal defendants always do, but it was a pretty clean case in my book,” Rahmani informed Fox News Digital. 

“What you want as a criminal defense attorney — especially when you’re representing a defendant who is arguably less culpable, and Bryan was arguably less culpable — is to sever him or her from the other defendants, because it’s arguably prejudicial to be tried with Travis McMichael, who pulled the trigger, or Gregory, who said, ‘I’m going to blow your f—— head off,'” Rahmani mentioned. “The severance is the best one.”

Dozens of Black Lives Matter and Black Panther protesters gather outside the Glynn County courthouse during the trial of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Nov. 22, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Dozens of Black Lives Matter and Black Panther protesters collect exterior the Glynn County courthouse throughout the trial of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Nov. 22, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Bryan and the McMichaels are additionally dealing with federal hate crime fees in a case that is separate from the state murder fees that they have been convicted of Wednesday. Jury choice is about to start within the federal case in February. 

“As far as next steps, obviously federal hate crime charges. Even if you’re successful on appeal, good luck man, now you’re dealing with the feds and the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the DOJ,” Rahmani mentioned. “That’s a whole other problem for them.”

Fox News’s Claudia Kelly-Bazan contributed to this report, in addition to The Associated Press.