Judge Who Sentenced Ahmaud Arbery’s Murderers Made Courtroom Sit in Silence for One Minute to Put ‘Into Context’ How Long They Chased Him

Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley speaks with attorneys during the trial. / AP Photo

The judge who sentenced the three men guilty for Ahmaud Arbery’s murder made the courtroom sit in silence for one minute before reading their sentencing to put ‘into context’ how long they chased Arbery.

Judge Timothy Walmsley told the courtroom on Friday that he was going to “sit quietly for one minute and that one minute represents a fraction of the time that Ahmaud Arbery was running” away.

He said the three men convicted in his death — Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan — chased Arbery for five minutes in total.

The McMichaels and Bryan trailed Arbery in a pickup truck in February 2020 while he was jogging and fatally shot him After a confrontation, Travis McMichael used his shotgun to shoot and kill Arbery.

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SOURCE: Insider, Rebecca Cohen