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Woman whose brother and father ‘murdered Ahmaud Arbery’ posted photo of the black jogger’s body

The white woman whose brother and father have been charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black jogger in Georgia posted a graphic photo of Ahmaud Arbery’s body on Snapchat.

Lindsay McMichael, 30, took a photo of the 25-year-old’s blood-soaked body while police set up a crime scene in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick on February 23. 

McMichael said she posted the image because she is a ‘true 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 showing the dead body of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery on Snapchat. Arbery was shot and killed on February 23 in Brunswick, Georgia

Lindsay McMichael (pictured), 30, said she 'had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that picture'

Lindsay McMichael (pictured), 30, said she ‘had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that picture’

Arbery, 25, was killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia. Travis and Gregory McMichael trailed him in their pick-up truck, allegedly believing he was responsible for a spate of robberies in the neighborhood

Arbery, 25, was killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia. Travis and Gregory McMichael trailed him in their pick-up truck, allegedly believing he was responsible for a spate of robberies in the neighborhood 

‘I had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that picture,’ she told The Sun.

‘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 s***, I can’t believe this has happened”,’ she said.

‘It was absolutely poor judgment.’

An attorney for Arbery’s family slammed McMichael for posting the image, saying it was ‘deeply disturbing.’

‘The picture Lindsay McMichael posted was very disturbing and very disturbing to the family,’ attorney S. Lee Merritt told the Sun.

‘It actually fits the pattern of the McMichael family engaging in a weird, violent form of voyeurism.’  

Lindsay McMichael, 30, was in her pajamas when her father Gregory, 64, and brother Travis, 34, shot and killed Arbery down the road from their Brunswick, Georgia home on February 23.

She told The Sun that she does not believe Arbery’s slaying was racially motivated, claiming that her father and brother have ‘loved’ all her non-white boyfriends. 

Gregory McMichael

Travis McMichael

Gregory McMichael (left) and Travis McMichael are pictured. Lindsay McMichael insists the pair are not racist, and says the February 23 shooting of Arbery was not a ‘lynching’ 

‘I have never dated anyone of the same race since I was 19 years old and my father and my brother have loved every person that I’ve ever dated like they were their own son or brother. 

‘These are people that I have brought home, that my sweet mama has cooked for and given everything to’.

Lindsay continued: ‘They’re not monsters. This wasn’t a lynching. Do I think mistakes were made? Absolutely, but look back on your life how many mistakes have you made?’

Gregory and Travis trailed Ahmaud Arbery in their white pick-up truck on February 23, before shooting him.

The pair allege they thought Arbery was responsible for robberies in their neighborhood.

Lindsay says she rushed outside when she heard gunshots down the street, and recalled the harrowing scene in her interview with The Sun.

‘I ran out to see what was going on…I had no idea. There was a firefighter I knew so I made a beeline to him and asked, ‘Are my father and brother okay?’ and he said yes.’

Linday says she saw Travis’ clothes splattered with Arbery’s blood, and saw terror in his face.

‘I’ve seen my brother in his happiest moments – I was there when his child was born and I’ve seen him in distress and I know that look… it wasn’t like some glory thing, like ‘I stalked and then got the kill that I was hoping for’. 

Video footage which showed Gregory and Travis embroiled in a scuffle with Arbery before they fatally shot him sparked national outrage after it was published on social media earlier this month

Video footage which showed Gregory and Travis embroiled in a scuffle with Arbery before they fatally shot him sparked national outrage after it was published on social media earlier this month

‘It was absolute f***king panic… I really do believe that things just escalated so fast.’

‘I don’t think it was vigilante justice. Travis had a weapon stolen. My mom’s car had been rifled through. I think they just thought ‘Let’s apprehend this guy’.’

Video footage which showed Gregory and Travis embroiled in a scuffle with Arbery before they fatally shot him sparked national outrage after it was published on social media earlier this month.

Racial tensions in Georgia are running high in the aftermath of murder charges which were filed against Gregory and Travis last week.

Lindsay called for calm in her interview with The Sun, stating: ‘Here in the country of the United States, it is innocent until proven guilty’.

‘I get it that people are angry. But let it all [the complete evidence] come out, please, for the love of God and then we’ll figure things out after that.

‘If things were done that were nefarious or wrong, fine, but let it come out first.’

Linday says that both she and her 61-year-old mom have been subject to violent threats.

Anonymous people have allegedly threatened to ‘murder and rape’ the pair.

‘We’re not not the ones on trial here – my dad and my brother are,’ she stated. 

A map showing the February 23 encounter between Arbery and the McMichaels. Lindsay McMichael ran down the street to the scene of the fatal shooting just after it occurred 

Ahmaud Arbery ‘was chased for FOUR MINUTES’ by father and son before he was shot dead in a Georgia neighborhood, family lawyer says 

The lawyer for Arbery’s family said the 25-year-old was chased for four minutes before being gunned down by a white father and son in February. 

According to Merritt, the initial video that was leaked by Brunswick attorney Alan Tucker and revealed Arbery’s last moments on February 23 is much longer. 

Merritt confirmed to Fox News on Monday that the new video shows William Bryan, who recorded the shooting, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, chasing Arbery for four minutes while he was jogging in the Satilla Shores neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia. 

S Lee Merritt is representing Ahmaud Arbery's family

According to attorney, S. Lee Merritt (above), the initial video that was leaked by Brunswick attorney Alan Tucker and revealed Ahmaud Arbery’s (right) last moments on February 23,shows the McMichaels chasing Arbery for four minutes 

No other information has been released regarding the extended video, but Arbery’s family is expected to release a statement today. 

Arbery was killed February 23 after the father and son trailed him in their white pick-up truck after he jogged past their yard. 

The elder McMichael told police he suspected Arbery was responsible for recent break-ins in the neighborhood. 

But local police have said there have been no break-ins in the area for the last couple of months. 

The attorney of the owner of the house under construction said she thinks Arbery was getting water. A man in similar clothes appeared in videos from the home at least twice, lawyer J. Elizabeth Graddy said. 

The homeowner, Larry English, lives hours away and set up motion-activated security cameras that send him a text when they start filming.

English called the Glynn County Police after one notification on December 17. 

No one was arrested, but a detective sent English a text message three days later giving him Gregory McMichael’s phone number and identifying him as a retired law enforcement officer, adding ‘he said please call him day or night when you get action on your camera,’ according to the December 20 text shared by Graddy.

English never read the text until Graddy’s firm started reviewing his phone days ago.

‘He never called Gregory McMichael. He never took him up on that offer,’ Graddy said.

An officer with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is seen leading 34-year-old Travis McMichael out of the home in handcuff

This image shows the moment Gregory McMichael (pictured) was arrested on May 7

Officers with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are seen arresting both McMichaels on May 7

The video fueled a national outcry not just over the killing but also that more than two months passed before arrests were made. 

Hundreds of people came to the Glynn County courthouse demanding accountability on Saturday. 

Arbery’s family ended the rally thanking the crowd for their support and saying ‘we are all running for Ahmaud’.

The crowd then marched away from the courthouse, taking a knee in silence and blocking traffic for more than 60 seconds to symbolize the days it took for arrests in the case.

Then they chanted: ‘When black lives are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back.’

The McMichaels have been jailed on murder charges since May 7. 

Merritt took to Twitter on Saturday to share that local police had given a property owner the retired officer’s number 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 the Saturday tweet. 

‘McMichael in turn gathered a posse & began hunting for Ahmaud, or someone who fit his description, catching up with him on 2/23/20 – killing him.’ 

Protesters gather outside the Glynn County Courthouse during a rally to protest Arbery's killing on Saturday

Protesters gather outside the Glynn County Courthouse during a rally to protest Arbery’s killing on Saturday

The crowd marched away from the courthouse, taking a knee in silence and blocking traffic for more than 60 seconds to symbolize the days it took for arrests in the case

The crowd marched away from the courthouse, taking a knee in silence and blocking traffic for more than 60 seconds to symbolize the days it took for arrests in the case

Attorney Franklin Hogue, hired to defend Gregory McMichael along with his law partner wife, said more details would be revealed at a preliminary court hearing that he plans to request soon.

‘The truth will reveal this is not just another act of violent racism,’ Franklin Hogue told a news conference outside the couple’s Macon office. 

‘Greg McMichael did not commit murder. Greg McMichael is not a party to the crime of murder.’

L. Chris Stewart, an attorney also representing Arbery’s family, derided the older McMichael for having possession of the video. 

‘He had that tape by himself. He delivered it. We have questions about the length of it,’ the lawyer said. 

He later added: ‘I have no doubt that Mr. McMichael and his son believe what he did was OK. It just wasn’t. Travis never should have gotten that shotgun. That is significant.’      

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