The sentencing included powerful victim-impact testimony from Arbery’s parents, Marcus Arbery and Wanda Cooper-Jones, and his sister, Jasmine Arbery.
“Ahmaud had a future that was taken from him in an incidence of violence,” Jasmine Arbery said. “He was robbed of his life, pleasures big and small.”
Walmsley, who presided over the trial, has the final word at sentencing. Referring to Ahmaud Arbery, he said, “As we understand it, he left his home apparently to go for a run and he ended up running for his life.”