Gennarius Baudry, Yves Sesimbue and Carol Lafortune, three men from Belleville, France, who were charged with murder, were found guilty of having shot Ahmadi Arbery in 2017.
Mr. Arbery was 34 years old, and died after being shot eight times at a playground in Oakdale in the morning of July 15, 2017.
Mr. Baudry and Mr. Sesimbue were indicted after Mr. Arbery’s sister, Mashaika, told police that he had been robbed at gunpoint by the three men and later received a text message alerting him to the fact that he had died. A manhunt for the three men ensued, but the trio was eventually arrested on July 22, 2017.
During their trial, Mr. Baudry and Mr. Sesimbue were charged with intent to kill, while Mr. Lafortune was charged with murder, according to a statement from the office of prosecutor Maurice Berthet.
In July of this year, Mr. Berthet released a statement that said the three men had showed “clear intent” by targeting Mr. Arbery, and expressed “full satisfaction with the truth of the situation.”
According to The Journal News, all three men—two of whom are cousins—will be sentenced on Oct. 10, and face life in prison.