Travis McMichael, 35, and his father Gregory McMichael,65 were each convicted for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery along with their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52. Travis McMichael was convicted on all 9 charges including malice murder.
While the men are awaiting sentencing, it was announced each will face federal hate crimes charges in February. The men were charged by the DOJ in April. Unlike the clear-cut case of self-defense in the Rittenhouse trial, it was widely expected the three men would be convicted.
The men did not face hate crimes in Georgia. The DOJ will use evidence not shown to the jury in the state trial including video footage of Travis McMichael using a “racial slur” after shooting Arbery.