The sister and daughter of two Georgia men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged in February allegedly posted photos of the slain man’s body to social media.
According to The Sun, Lindsay McMichael, 30, posted an image of Arbery’s bloody body to Snapchat shortly after the fatal February 23 shooting. Arbery, 25, is reportedly seen on the ground, surrounded by crime scene tape and police.
The woman’s brother and father, Travis McMichael, 34, and Gregory McMichael, 64, are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault for allegedly fatally shooting Arbery as he jogged in Brunswick.
Gregory McMichael reportedly claimed that Arbery reportedly resembled a suspect in a series of recent burglaries in the Satilla Shores neighborhood. However, police said the only recent break-in was on January 1, when a 9mm pistol was reportedly stolen from an unlocked truck outside the McMichaels’ home.
Lindsey McMichael told The Sun that she posted the macabre image of Arbery’s body because she’s a “huge” true crime fan. However, she admitted that her actions showed “poor judgment.”
“I had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that picture … It was more of a, ‘Holy s**t, I can’t believe this has happened’,” she told the news outlet.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) took over the case after a 36-second video showing Arbery’s death was shared on social media. Gregory and Travis McMichael’s arrests came two days after the footage went viral.
Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael remain jailed without bond.
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[Featured image: Ahmaud Arbery/Family handout; Gregory and Travis McMichael/Glynn County Police Department]