Ahmaud Arbery’s family reacts as killer sentenced to life for federal hate crime

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Ahmaud Arbery’s family spoke on Monday after Travis McMichael was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime in the 2020 killing of the 25-year-old Black man.

“I feel every shot every day that I wake up,” said Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper Jones.

Months after they were sentenced to life in prison for murder, the three white men who chased and killed Arbery in a Georgia neighbourhood faced a second round of criminal penalties, largely symbolic, for federal hate crimes committed in the deadly pursuit.

Judge Godbey Wood scheduled back-to-back hearings to individually sentence each of the defendants, starting with Travis McMichael, who shot Arbery after the street chase was initiated by his father and joined by a neighbour.

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On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Marquez Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African-American man, was fatally shot after being pursued and confronted by Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael, who were armed and driving a pickup truck.

The shooting happened on a neighborhood street in Satilla Shores, a community near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, USA and was recorded on video by a neighbor of the McMichaels, who was following Arbery in another vehicle.

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