Williams, in an appearance on “Rapporti dell'America,” underscored the significance of the verdict, which was delivered by a nearly all-White jury.
“We are such a divided country. We are divided along racial lines. What we observed here in this verdict and what could be taken away from this verdict is that justice prevailed,” Williams ha detto.
“When we see things in a White and Black manner, then everything is not always the way we see it. Here we had 11 of the jurors who were White. We had one Black on the jury. The jury came to a decision, a consensus. That in and of itself can be considered justice. “
The verdict capped off an intense trial surrounding the February 2020 shooting death of Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed Black man, who was chased down while he was on a run in a neighborhood outside of Brunswick.
Jurors in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday found both McMichaels guilty on nearly all conta. Jurors also found the McMichaels’ neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, guilty of felony murder.