A jury convicted three men of murder in the murder of Amado Arbury on Wednesday, but all defendants were convicted of “malicious murder”. There was only one man, Travis McMichael.
Twelve juries guilty of McMichael, the man who killed Mr. Arbury in February 2020, discovered that he intended to kill Mr. Arbury on purpose. ..
The jury acquitted Travis McMichael’s father, Gregory McMichael, and his neighbor, William Brian, on suspicion, suggesting that neither man intends to kill Mr. Arbury. However, the jury found that both men were guilty of murder under Georgia’s “felony murder” law.
Both malicious and felony murders carry the same maximum penalties — in this case life imprisonment — the jury’s acquittal of Gregory McMichael and Brian for malicious murders affects their sentence. It is unlikely to give.
Sarah Garwig Moore, a professor at Mercer University Law School in Macon, Georgia, said it would be difficult to find out why Travis McMichael was found guilty of a malicious murder without hearing from the jury himself. Stated.
“It’s difficult to read these tea leaves,” Garwig Moore added. Guilt is one way to make the difference. “