Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, spoke out on Wednesday (November 24) after all three defendants in his murder case were found guilty.
Cooper-Jones told a cheering crowd outside of the Brunswick, Georgia courthouse, “It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight, but God is good. To tell you the truth, I never saw this day back in 2020.
After the jury deliberated for 10 hours, Travis McMichael, who shot 25-year-old Arbery, was found guilty of malice murder and the other eight counts against him. Travis McMichael’s father, Greg, was found guilty of eight of the nine counts against him, and William “Roddie” Bryan was found guilty of all but three counts against him.
She said “I never thought this day would come, but God is good. And I just want to tell everybody, thank you. Thank you to those who marched…most of all the ones who prayed. Thank you. Now ‘Quez’ — which you know him as Ahmaud, I know him as ‘Quez’ — he will now rest in peace.”