Threesome convicted of murdering black jogging man in US

In the U.S. state of Georgia, three white men were convicted of murdering a black man last year. The victim was 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who was jogging when he was shot dead. A jury ruled that the perpetrators are guilty, the penalty is later determined by a judge.

The three convicts are a 35-year-old man, his 65-year-old father and their 52-year-old neighbor. The criminal case against them lasted a month.

After the ruling, Arberys mother responded to the conviction:

According to US President Biden, the case shows that there is still a lot of racism in the United States. โ€œThis shows how much work is still needed before we achieve equality in this country.โ€

Protests in U.S.

The trio chased the jogger in their pickups last February. They told police they thought Arbery was a fleeing burglar. The 65-year-old father admitted that he and his son had armed themselves and pursued Arbery together. The neighbor then helped prevent the jogger from escaping.

Images showing how Arbery was shot at close range went across the world last year. In the United States, his death was cited in protests against racism, following the death of the similarly black George Floyd.