The white woman whose brother and father have been charged with the fatal shooting of an unarmed black jogger in Georgia posted a graphic photo of Ahmaud Arbery’s corpse on Snapchat.
Lindsay McMichael, 30, took a picture of the 25-year-old’s blood-soaked body while police set up a crime investigation in Brunswick’s Satilla Shores neighborhood on February 23.
The image shows how the police applied yellow tape to the crime scene, while investigators are gathering evidence at the location.
McMichael said The sun that she posted the image because she is a “real crime fan.”
Lindsay McMichael, the sister of 34-year-old Travis McMichael and the daughter of 64-year-old Gregory McMichael, posted the graphic image of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery’s corpse on Snapchat. Arbery was shot dead on February 23 in Brunswick, Georgia
Lindsay McMichael (photo), 30, said she had ‘no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that photo’
Gregory McMichael (left) and Travis McMichael are shown. Lindsay McMichael insists the pair is not racist, saying the February 23 shooting at Arbery was not ‘lynching’
Arbery, 25, died while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia. Travis and Gregory McMichael followed him into their pickup truck, thinking they were responsible for a wave of robberies nearby
“I had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that photo,” she said.
“The thing is, I’m a big fan of real crime – I listen to four or five podcasts a week – I watch things like that all the time.”
“It was more of a” Holy shit, I can’t believe this happened, “she said.
“It was definitely poor judgment.”
A lawyer from Arbery’s family slapped McMichael before posting the image, saying it was “very disturbing.”
“The photo that Lindsay McMichael posted was very disturbing and very disturbing to the family,” attorney S. Lee Merritt told Sun.
“It actually fits the pattern of the McMichael family engaged in a strange, violent form of voyeurism.”
Lindsay McMichael, 30, was in her pajamas when her father Gregory, 64, and brother Travis, 34, shot and killed Arbery on the way from their home in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23.
She told The Sun that she doesn’t believe killing Arbery was racially motivated, claiming that her father and brother “ loved ” all her non-white boyfriends.
“I’ve never dated anyone of the same race since I was 19, and my dad and my brother loved everyone I’ve ever dated as if they were their own son or brother.
Video footage showing that Gregory and Travis were involved in a scuffle with Arbery before they fatally shot him caused national outrage after it was published on social media earlier this month
“These are the people I brought home that my dear mama cooked for and gave everything to.”
Lindsay continued, “They are not monsters. This was not lynching. Do I think mistakes have been made? Absolutely, but look back on your life, how many mistakes have you made? ‘
Gregory and Travis followed Ahmaud Arbery in their white pickup truck on February 23 before shooting him.
The pair claim they believed Arbery was responsible for robberies in their neighborhood.
Lindsay says she rushed out when she heard gunshots in the street and remembered the harrowing scene in her interview with The Sun.
“I ran to see what was going on … I had no idea. There was a firefighter I knew, so I walked over to him and asked, “Is my father and brother doing well?” and he said yes. ‘
Linday says she saw Travis splashing clothes with Arbery’s blood and saw fear in his face.
“I’ve seen my brother in his happiest moments – I was there when his child was born and I saw him in distress and I know that look … it wasn’t like glory, like ‘I stalked and then got the murder what I was hoping for ‘.
A card showing the February 23 meeting between Arbery and the McMichaels. Lindsay McMichael ran down the street to the scene of the fatal shooting just after it happened
“It was absolutely damn panic … I really believe things escalated so quickly.”
“I don’t think it was vigilante. Travis had stolen a weapon. My mother’s car had been driven on. I think they just thought, “Let’s arrest this man.” ‘
Video footage showing that Gregory and Travis were in a scuffle with Arbery before they fatally shot him caused national outrage after it was published on social media earlier this month.
Racial tensions in Georgia are running high following the assassinations made last week against Gregory and Travis.
Lindsay, in her interview with The Sun, called for calm and said, “Here in the country of the United States, it is innocent until proven otherwise.”
“I understand that people are angry. But leave it all [the complete evidence] please come out for the love of God and then we’ll figure it out afterwards.
“If things were done shamefully or wrong, fine, but let it come out first.”
Linday says that both she and her 61-year-old mother have been the victims of violent threats.
Anonymous people would have threatened to “kill and rape” the couple.
“We’re not the ones on trial here – my father and my brother are,” she said.
Ahmaud Arbery ‘was’ chased’ by FOUR MINUTES by father and son before being shot dead in a neighborhood in Georgia, says family lawyer
Arbery’s family lawyer said the 25-year-old was chased for four minutes before being shot by a white father and son in February.
According to Merritt, the first video leaked by Brunswick’s lawyer Alan Tucker that revealed Arbery’s final moments on February 23 is much longer.
Merritt confirmed Fox news On Monday, the new video shows William Bryan, who shot the footage, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, who chased Arbery for four minutes while jogging in the Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick, Georgia.
According to attorney S. Lee Merritt (above), the first video leaked by Brunswick’s lawyer Alan Tucker that revealed the final moments of Ahmaud Arbery (right) on February 23 shows the McMichaels chasing four minutes behind Arbery.
No other information has been released about the expanded video, but Arbery’s family is expected to release a statement today.
Arbery was murdered on February 23 after the father and son followed him into their white pickup truck after running past their yard.
Elder McMichael told police he suspected Arbery was responsible for the recent burglaries in the area.
However, local police have said there have been no burglaries in the area in recent months.
The lawyer for the owner of the house under construction said she thinks Arbery is getting water. A man in similar clothes appeared in videos of the house at least twice, said attorney J. Elizabeth Graddy.
The homeowner, Larry English, lives away for hours putting on motion-activated security cameras that send him a text when they start filming.
Engels called Glynn County Police after a report on December 17.
No one was arrested, but a detective texted English three days later with Gregory McMichael’s phone number and identified him as a retired law enforcement officer, adding ‘he said you should call him day and night if you have action on your camera gets it, “according to the December 20 text shared by Graddy.
English never read the text before Graddy’s company started reviewing his phone days ago.
“He never called Gregory McMichael. He never accepted it, “said Graddy.
Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation both arrest McMichaels on May 7
The video sparked national outrage not only over the murder, but more than two months passed before arrests were made.
Hundreds of people came to the Glynn County Courthouse on Saturday and demanded accountability.
Arbery’s family ended the rally, thanked the crowd for their support and said ‘we are all running for Ahmaud’.
The crowd then marched away from the courthouse, silently taking a knee and blocking traffic for more than 60 seconds to symbolize the days needed for arrests on the case.
Then they sang, “What do we do when black lives are attacked? Get up, fight back. ‘
The McMichaels have been convicted of murder since May 7.
Merritt took to Twitter on Saturday to report that local police gave a retired officer number to a possessor in December to report when people were on his property.
“Police told the homeowner where #AhmaudArbery was last seen to contact Greg McMichael if his cameras caught someone on his property,” he said in Saturday’s tweet.
“McMichael, in turn, collected a posse and started hunting Ahmaud, or someone who matched his description, to catch up on 2/23/20 – kill him.”
Protesters gather outside the Glynn County Courthouse at a meeting to protest Arbery’s murder on Saturday
The crowd marched away from the courthouse, silently mastered and blocked traffic for more than 60 seconds to symbolize the days needed for case arrests
Lawyer Franklin Hogue, hired to defend Gregory McMichael with his wife, said more details will be revealed at a preliminary hearing he plans to request shortly.
“The truth will reveal that this is not just any act of violent racism,” Franklin Hogue told a news conference outside the Macon couple’s office.
Greg McMichael did not commit murder. Greg McMichael is not a party to the crime of murder. ‘
L. Chris Stewart, a lawyer who also represents Arbery’s family, ridiculed older McMichael for owning the video.
“He only had that tape. He delivered it. We have questions about its length, ”said the lawyer.
He later added, “I have no doubt that Mr. McMichael and his son believe what he was doing was okay. It just wasn’t. Travis should never have got that shotgun. This is important. ‘