Where is William “Roddie” Bryan Now?


Ahmaud Marquez Arbery was simply 25-years-old when he was chased round and killed in a predominantly white neighborhood close to Brunswick whereas on a jog. As per the ABC ’20/20′ occasion particular episode on the identical, the Black male was unarmed and defenseless when three others labored collectively to make sure his seize, resulting in his demise. These males had been Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, armed and in a single car, together with William Roderick “Roddie” Bryan, who was in one other. So now that they’ve all been convicted, let’s discover out the place Roddie is right this moment, lets?

What Happened During William “Roddie” Bryan’s Trial?

Having been indicted on one depend of malice homicide, 4 counts of felony homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, one depend of false imprisonment, and one depend of prison try and commit a felony following his preliminary arrest in May 2020, William “Roddie” Bryan stood trial in 2021. During the court docket proceedings, it was detailed how Roddie had joined the pursuit of Ahmaud Arbery after seeing Travis and Gregory McMichael chase him on their truck from his entrance porch on February 23, 2020. He had known as out, “Y’all got him?” earlier than selecting to comply with with none additional prompting.

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From there, as per court docket data, Roddie managed to make use of his truck to chop off Ahmaud and block him from fleeing the scene because the father-son duo neared. He was even recording this encounter on his cellphone, allegedly unaware that the folks he knew as neighbors had been carrying firearms. That’s how Roddie documented the younger male’s final moments alive. Thus, whereas the protection insisted that he had no hand within the matter, the prosecutors pinpointed that not solely had he hunted the sufferer primarily based on hypothesis alone, however Ahmaud may’ve nonetheless been alive if it weren’t for his actions of serving to nook the sufferer.

Where is William “Roddie” Bryan Today?

On November 24, 2021, a 12-member jury discovered William Roderick “Roddie” Bryan accountable for Ahmaud Arbery’s homicide. He was deemed responsible on three counts of felony homicide, one depend of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and a prison try and commit a felony. In different phrases, he was acquitted on the fees of 1 depend of malice homicide, felony homicide involving aggravated assault with a firearm, and aggravated assault with a weapon. Although a sentencing date has not been set, the prosecutors have indicated that they are going to search a life time period with out parole for him.

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Even although they got here to gentle within the preliminary hearings in 2020, the prosecutors didn’t current proof of Roddie utilizing racial slurs up to now to the jury. He didn’t testify in his personal trial both, so one can solely take into account the details and speculate the reasoning behind his actions. With that mentioned, the 52-year-old, who is incarcerated on the Glynn County Jail in the meanwhile, will head to federal court docket early subsequent 12 months to face the hate crime costs in opposition to him in connection to this case. The accusations on Roddie listed below are interference with a human’s proper to make use of a public road due to their race and tried kidnapping.

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