Guilty verdicts in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's murder were an answer to prayers, family says. Here's what comes next


By Devon M. Sayers, Alta Spells and Travis Caldwell, CNN
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The family of Ahmaud Arbery reacted with joy and relief Wednesday after three White men were found guilty of charges relating to the 25-year-old Black man's murder following a trial seeped in issues such as race and the rights and limitations of self-defense.

As the first verdict was being read, Marcus Arbery Sr., Arbery's father, "leapt up and cheered," according to a pool reporter in the room.

"I never saw this day back in 2020, I never thought this day would come," said Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, as she stood just outside the courthouse doors following the verdicts.

Publish : 2021-11-25 15:02:00

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