Who leaked the Ahmaud Arbery video?
THREE men have been convicted of murder after Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead while out jogging in South Georgia.
Gregory McMichael, 65; his son Travis McMichael, 35; and their friend William "Roddie" Bryan, 52, were sentenced on January 7, 2022.
Who leaked the Ahmaud Arbery jogging video?
The incident was caught on a cellphone camera by Bryan and months after Arbery was fatally shot, video of his death went viral.
It was revealed that the footage was shared by Gregory McMichael.
He gave the viral video to a local radio station with the idea that the clip of himself and his son would clear their names.
A friend of the McMichaels, Alan Tucker, previously said he was the one who leaked the video that showed what happened because he was trying "to stop a riot".
What happened in the Ahmaud Arbery video?
The shocking footage first shows Arbery jogging down the road.
A white pickup truck then drives along and blocks his path.
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Arbery can be seen running around the vehicle before a shot is fired.
The 25-year-old and another man then appear to scuffle before a further two shots are fired.
It is believed the first shot was to Arbery's chest, the second was to his hand, and the third was to his chest again before he collapsed.
Did the video lead to the arrests of Ahmaud Arbery murderers?
Although Gregory McMichael leaked the footage in a bid to be exonerated, the clip led to the arrests of himself, his son and their pal after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local police.
Arbery was jogging through Brushwick, Georgia, when he was confronted by the trio who claimed he was a suspect in a series of alleged local break-ins.
The McMichaels reportedly then went to make a "citizen's arrest" by following him in their white pickup truck while armed with a pistol and shotgun.
In November 2021, all three stood trial and a jury later found them guilty after 10 days of testimony.
Travis was found guilty, of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
Gregory was found not guilty for the charge of malice murder, and guilty of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
William Bryan was found guilty of aggravated assault and felony murder.
The McMichael's were both sentenced to life in prison, and Bryan was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on January 7, 2022.
Georgia prosecutor Linda Dunikoski said during her final statement: “You can’t claim self-defense if you are the unjustified aggressor.
“Who started this? It wasn’t Ahmaud Arbery.”
She later added that the three had “no badge, no uniform, no authority” and were “just some strange guys in a white pickup truck.”
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