Following the verdict, Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, called out the DOJ for first accepting a plea deal, "It wasn’t because of what they wanted to do. They were made to do their job."
Judge Timothy Walmsley told Arbery’s killers, “He left his home to go for a run and ended up running for his life.”
Wanda Cooper-Jones told the court, “I wished he had cut and cleaned his toenails when he went out on the jog that day. I guess he would have if he’d known he would be murdered that day.”
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The Justice Department is also investigating two district attorneys who recused themselves from the case, according to the family's attorney.
Wanda Cooper-Jones, Arbery's mother, called for everyone who played a part in her son's death to be "prosecuted to the highest."