Lindsey McMichael Wiki – Lindsey McMichael Bio
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, 30, took a photo of the 25-year-old’s blood-soaked body as police mounted a crime scene in the Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick on February 23.
McMichael said she posted the image because she is a ‘true crime fan.’
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.
Fast Facts You Need To Know
- Lindsay McMichael, 30, took pic of Ahmaud Arbery’s dead body on February 23
- She then posted the photo to Snapchat because she said she’s a ‘true crime fan’
- ‘I had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted the photo,’ McMichael said
- She is the sister of Travis McMichael, 34, and daughter of Greg McMichael, 64
- The two men have been charged in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Arbery
- Arbery jogged while unarmed through the neighborhood when they accosted him
- The McMichaels claimed they suspected Arbery of burglarizing homes in the area
- Initially, the two men weren’t charged after they claimed self-defense
- National outrage grew after a video surfaced online showing the shooting
- Lindsay said her father and brother are not racist because they ‘loved’ her non-white boyfriends
Lindsay McMichael Statement
Lindsay McMichael, 30, admitted posting an unedited image of a blood-soaked Arbery lying on the street in Brunswick, Georgia, on Snapchat, but said she meant no harm, the Sun reported Monday.
“I had no nefarious or malicious intent when I posted that picture,” she told the outlet. “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–t, I can’t believe this has happened,’” she added. “It was absolutely poor judgment.”
However, a lawyer for Arbery’s family called the image “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.”
Ex-cop Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34 — Lindsay McMichael’s father and brother — are charged with murder in Arbery’s Feb. 23 shooting
Lindsay has defended her brother and father, saying they never “meant to kill anybody” and always “loved” her non-white boyfriends.
She said she was in her pajamas watching a movie when the shooting took place and said her brother “was looking desperate” when she saw him.
“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,” she told the Sun. “It wasn’t like some glory thing, like, ‘I stalked and then got the kill that I was hoping for.’”
She said the family has gotten threats to rape and kill them since the shooting.
“We’re not the ones on trial here — my dad and my brother are and yes, I don’t think that they were beating the hood of the truck and saying, ‘Let’s go get this person,’” Lindsay McMichael said. “I think that things just really escalated.” “I just want people to realize we’re not monsters,” she said.
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?’
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