The sister of Travis McMichael, the man charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery, posted pictures of Arbery’s dead body on Snapchat.
According to a report by the Sun, Lindsay McMichael, 30, admitted she posted an image of a blood-soaked Arbery, lying in the street, but she said she meant no harm.
“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.”
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.