Supporters of Ahmaud Arbery cheered and wept outside a Georgia courthouse after the three people who chased him down and shot him last year were convicted of his murder.
The emotional scene saw crowds of people hugging one another and lifting their arms in the air after prosecutors won a conviction at the trial for the trio of killers. Other people were seen wiping away tears.
Among those in the crowd was Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, who stood with Rev. Al Sharpton and said her son “will now rest in peace” after the verdict was read.
“I never saw this date back in 2020. I’ve never thought this day would come. But God is good. Everybody, thank you,” Cooper-Jones said outside the Glynn County