A crowd outdoors the Glynn County Courthouse chanted for justice after responsible verdicts have been learn within the Ahmaud Arbery trial.

“What do we want? Justice! When did we get it? Today!” they chanted.


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“My friends, his family, they can sleep now,” Linda Gamble instructed Fox News. “They can rest. There is going to be a chair empty at their dinner table, but they can look at that empty chair and see peace.”

Dana Roberts Beckham, who burst into tears because the verdicts have been learn, stated, “We got justice for this brother, but we got a lot of work to do.”


People outside Glynn County Courthouse react to Arbery trial verdicts

People outdoors Glynn County Courthouse react to Arbery trial verdicts
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“There are so many slain victims around Georgia, around this country, but we are going to take a stand,” she added. “We are little Davids, but we are going against these Goliaths. This is wrong, and we have to stand up.”

Jurors in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday discovered Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, responsible on practically all counts, together with felony homicide, capping off an intense trial surrounding the February 2020 capturing loss of life of Ahmaud Arbery.

The jury additionally discovered the McMichaels’ neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, responsible of felony homicide.

Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery

“This verdict, it just made my day,” Dana Mackenzie instructed Fox News. “I am so excited. I was so afraid, and I’ve been praying that justice would be served, and justice has been served.

“It was a passable verdict. I figured that Roddie Ryan, who got here in on the top, despite the fact that he boxed him in, and he did a lot of horrible issues too, I figured that he could be the one which didn’t get discovered responsible on all fees.”

Bryan was found not guilty of one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault.

This combination of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows, from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. 

This mixture of reserving photographs supplied by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, reveals, from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. 
(Glynn County Detention Center by way of AP, File)

“It’s a start, and that’s my position,” Dolores Pelight, a Brunswick native, stated. “There is so much injustice [that] has happened in Glynn County and the state of Georgia, this is just a dot on the end of a sentence.”

“Next day we start healing for real, for real,” she added. “But this is an old colonial town. So we got justice in our community because we prayed to our ancestors for their help, and they came through.”

Audrey Conklin and Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.