Lindsay McMichael, 30, the sister of the man charged with gunning down Ahmaud Arbery, claims she posted photos of the unarmed jogger’s dead body to social media because she is “a true-crime fan,” according to the NY Post.
Lindsay admits to posting an unedited image to Snapchat of the blood-soaked body of Arbery laying on the street after being ambushed and gunned down according to U.K. publication The Sun. The woman further explained,
“I had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that picture. The thing is I’m a huge fan of true crime — I listen to four or five podcasts a week — I’m constantly watching that sort of thing.”
“It was more of a, ‘Holy sh*t, I can’t believe this has happened. It was absolutely poor judgment.”
S. Lee Merritt, an attorney representing the Arbery family, called the image “deeply disturbing,” explaining to The Sun,
“The picture Lindsay McMichael posted was very disturbing and very disturbing to the family. It actually fits the pattern of the McMichael family engaging in a weird, violent form of voyeurism.”
Lindsay McMichael’s father and brother, Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, are charged with murder in Ahmaud’s 2/23 shooting death.
The shooting of Ahmaud took place in February of this year but only gained national prominence months later after a video of the ambushed killing went viral but interestingly no arrests had been made in the matter. Since then, the State of Georgia officially petitioned the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the initial Glynn County District Attorney (Jackie Johnson) over her handling of the investigation. In addition, in a major blow to the Glynn County prosecutors office, National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) issued a statement ridiculing the handling of the case by a separate Glynn County District Attorney George E. Barnhill. The irony is that the NDAA is a national organization representing District Attorneys and prosecutors.
Find the photo posted by Lindsay McMichael to her Snapchat account below. We’ll have more details on this matter as they become available.