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'He will now rest in peace.' Ahmaud Arbery's mother, activists and leaders react to guilty verdicts

By Riley Bunch | GPB | November 24, 2021

Ahmaud Arbery Mother as his murderers' verdicts are read.

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones breaks down after the jury convicted Travis McMichael in the Glynn County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. Credit: (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, Pool)

Minutes after the jury announced guilty verdicts for the three white men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, a crowd gathered on the steps of the Glynn County Courthouse.

A community of faith leaders, civil rights activists and supporters had descended on Brunswick in the final days of the trial and surrounded the family after the final outcome.

Well over a year and-a-half since her son was killed, Arbery’s mother Wanda Cooper-Jones said she “never thought this day would come.”Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, reacts to the guilty verdicts for all three defendants in the trial of the killing of her son.

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