AHMAUD Arbery gained national attention when he was killed in February 2020.

His family, including his mother, have been vocal about bringing justice forth after Arbery's death.

AP:Associated PressWanda Cooper-Jones has fought for justice in her son's death '/ '

Who is Ahmaud Arbery's mom?

Not much is known about Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones.

In an essay she penned for ABC, Cooper-Jones mentioned that Arbery was just five years old when she separated from the boy's father.

Later in the interview, she notes that she was studying for her insurance adjuster license when Arbery was in his late teens or early 20s, stating that her son encouraged and supported her in her efforts.

Cooper-Jones had returned from ...an assignment... mere days before her son was killed, according to the interview.

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She left her job to attend the trial, which concluded on November 24. She has reportedly been renting a room near the courthouse.

As a result, a GoFundMe was started to help support her during the trial.

Currently, the page has raised more than $272,000 for Cooper-Jones.

Wanda Cooper-Jones is Ahmaud Arbery's mother.Reuters

Who was Ahmaud Arbery?

Arbury was a 25-year-old aspiring electrician, aspiring to follow in the footsteps of his uncles.

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Arbury was enrolled at South Georgia Technical College at the time of his death.

He played high school football and graduated in 2012.

The young man lived in Glynn County, Georgia with his mother, Cooper-Jones.

What happened to Ahmaud Arbery?

Arbery was out for a run in Brunswick, Georgia early on February 23, 2020.

He ran through the Satilla Shores neighborhood, where he was spotted by Gregory McMichael.

Unbeknownst to Arbury, there had been a recent string of break-ins in the neighborhood. McMichael, an ex-cop, saw the young man and thought he resembled the suspect, according to the BBC.

McMichael and his 35-year-old son, Travis McMichael, pursued Arbury in a pick-up truck, armed with weapons, the indictment alleged.

According to the police report, Gregory McMichael states he and his son had said: ...Stop, stop, we want to talk to you....

Both McMichael men allege Arbery had attacked Travis.

Shots were fired, with Arbery falling to the ground.

Cooper-Jones said told her that her son had been involved in a burglary prior to the altercation with the McMichael men.

The incident was filmed and shows Arbery running past a truck. Two white men, presumably the McMichael men, are seen carrying guns. Shouting is also heard.

Shots are then fired during a physical scuffle between Arbury and one of the McMichaels, before Arbery is seen collapsing.

On November 24, the trial of Arbery's death came to an end.

Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and another man involved, William ...Roddie' Bryan, were all found guilty of at least one count of murder in the case.

Regarding the verdict, Cooper-Jones said outside the courthouse: ...It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight. But God is good....

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