Travis McMichael was part of the trio which killed Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia in 2020. One of the killers filmed the encounter, in which Mr Arbery can be seen being shot with a shotgun.
The father and son convicted of murder over Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting after they chased the 25-year-old black man through a Georgia neighbourhood have been sentenced to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime.
The ruling was handed down to Travis McMichael, 36, and his father, Greg McMichael, 66, with the judge reiterating the gravity of the February 2020 incident which contributed significantly to the Black Lives Matter movement.
William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, who recorded video of the shooting, was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
In February, a federal jury convicted the McMichaels and Bryan of violating Mr Arbery’s civil rights, concluding they targeted him because of his race.