Sister of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killer Posted Picture of His Dead Body on Snapchat Because She’s a ‘True Crime Fan’
Lindsay McMichael, the sister and daughter of suspects Travis and Gregory McMichael, posted a picture of Ahmaud Arbery’s dead body on Snapchat.
Arbery was killed by Travis and Gregory while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23.
Lindsay’s picture shows Arbery’s corpse surrounded by crime scene tape and police.
Lindsay admitted to The Sun that she posted the unedited image on her Snapchat account:
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 judgement.
The lawyer for the family of Ahmaud, Lee Merritt, slammed Lindsay:
The picture Lindsay McMichael posted was very disturbing and very disturbing to the family. It also highlights that there are probably more video and more images of before, during and after Ahmaud’s murder – these images aren’t meant for public consumption in this way.
It actually fits in with the pattern of the McMichael family engaging in a weird, violent form of voyeurism. First you have [Gregory] McMichael sharing with a news station a video of the murder then you have his daughter sharing an image of Ahmaud’s bullet-ridden body on Snapchat. It’s deeply disturbing behavior.