The horrific murder of Ahmaud Arbery has left us questioning our justice system but over a week after arrests had finally been made, we have received some more disturbing news that has made us sick to our stomachs. The killer's sister posted a photograph of Arbery's dead body on her Snapchat and has now explained why she did it.
Keep scrolling for all the harrowing details on this story including a censored shot of the photo in question...
Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead in Brunswick on February 23 in the Satilla Shores neighborhood.
via: The Arbery familyThe twenty-five-year-old black man was unarmed and out jogging when he was shot by 2 white men who claimed they thought he was a burglar.
Cellphone footage showing the moment he was shot has prompted national outrage since it surfaced online last week...
via: TwitterThe twenty-eight-second video shows Arbery jogging around a neighborhood on a sunny afternoon in late February. The footage ends with 2 loud gunshots.
After the video circulated on social media...
This man was hunted down like an animal and his life was thrown away like he was worthless this could have been me… https://t.co/X2pegmyiIJ— Jay (@Jay)1588806057.0
Arbery's parents, Wanda Jones Cooper and Marcus Arbery Sr, spoke at a press conference after the footage was released.
Marcus Arbery said his son, who was an aspiring boxer, was athletic and known for taking daily jogs around the neighborhood.
My heart is broke for the family of Ahmaud Arbery. As a mother, my child is my child regardless of age, I can’t ima… https://t.co/SCiFnZ0xPx— Maryanne Dooner (@Maryanne Dooner)1588900455.0
Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested on Thursday last week for his murder.
It’s foul that 2 months following Ahmad Arbery’s murder, a video has to surface the internet and a petition has to… https://t.co/QBobqzlY9G— icandoanything (@icandoanything)1588894336.0
The father claimed his son got out of the truck holding a shotgun and was attacked by Arbery, as per the police report obtained by ABC News.
BREAKING: Greg and Travis McMichael, the retired police officer and son who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-yea… https://t.co/a7VA40rIxg— Democracy Now! (@Democracy Now!)1588900392.0
Arbery was pronounced dead at the scene by the Glynn County coroner.
via: TwitterNo weapons were found on him, according to the police report.
Arbery would have turned twenty-six last Friday.
The footage is truly harrowing...
“The series of events captured in this video confirm what all the evidence indicated prior to its release— Ahmaud A… https://t.co/illKiqlPyY— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@S. Lee Merritt, Esq.)1588703590.0
Additional footage quickly emerged...
I can’t tell you how many times my husband and I have gone into homes under construction while out on a walk or run… https://t.co/2wCScPOqRA— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts)1589123941.0
Some people decided to use this footage, and his past, as a way of justifying his killing.
Video confirmation there was no b&e, no theft, no vandalism. #AhmaudArbery was for all intents and purposes a poten… https://t.co/ad0s4LseM0— Drew Comments (@Drew Comments)1589131256.0
And of course...
This is #AhmaudArbery’s mom, Wanda Cooper. Two days ago, would have been his birthday. Today, they should have cele… https://t.co/0vkokTlcsJ— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas)1589124773.0
There is a loud call for justice...
There are three injustices surrounding #AhmaudArbery - 1. His murder. 2. The coverup and failure to prosecute his… https://t.co/5aiVHy1qum— Jacob Denhollander (@Jacob Denhollander)1589133605.0
LeBron James expressed his outrage.
We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn j… https://t.co/r2yPGUnb8c— LeBron James (@LeBron James)1588802793.0
Actress, Viola Davis, provided a call to action.
Countless celebrities have weighed in.
I am so tired...and so angry... Remember his name #AhmaudArbery— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipa Soo)1588807962.0
And even Justin Timberlake did his bit too.
A week after the arrests were made...
via: Getty ImagesArbery's mother spoke out about her son's murder.
Wanda Cooper-Jones spoke to TMZ last week.
Ahmaud Arbery was born on a Mother's Day. To his mother, Mrs. Wanda Cooper-Jones, We are thinking of you on this M… https://t.co/6HYjZJMBPB— Roc Nation (@Roc Nation)1589115601.0
Could the death penalty actually be sought?
"Ahmaud carried the most humble spirit. Ahmaud was kind." The mother of Ahmaud Arbery appeared on @GMA this morning… https://t.co/IDIQzMhV3c— WSB-TV (@WSB-TV)1588875300.0
And once you hear the latest update on the story, you'll understand why Arbery's mother better...
@wsbtv video don't lie it was cold blooded what those two men did— Jonathan (@Jonathan)1589504584.0
After the initial murder, the killer's sister decided to post a picture of Arbery's dead body to her Snapchat.
The sister of the killer of Ahmaud Arbery posted pics of the body on Snapchat and shared it. Should we be surprised… https://t.co/gbsBTmLFHy— Aᴅᴀᴍ Kᴇᴀᴡᴇ Mᴀɴᴀʟᴏ-Cᴀᴍᴘ (@Aᴅᴀᴍ Kᴇᴀᴡᴇ Mᴀɴᴀʟᴏ-Cᴀᴍᴘ)1589861886.0
Lindsay McMichael admitted to the accusations.
@Hero4523 @Philos_Sofia Oh hell yeah, the racists are 100% self-aware.— Improbable Joe Robinette (@Improbable Joe Robinette)1589847000.0
She told the news outlet this:
Here is the sister of murderer, her name is Lindsay McMichael; These people are terrorists and sick in the head, al… https://t.co/plaoOEsX9V— Robert Littal BSO (@Robert Littal BSO)1589851623.0
However, a lawyer for the family described it as "deeply disturbing."
via: Twitter"The picture Lindsay McMichael posted was very disturbing and very disturbing to the family," attorney S. Lee Merritt said. “It actually fits the pattern of the McMichael family engaging in a weird, violent form of voyeurism."
The news has made us all sick to our stomachs.
@GBI_GA @Drewgoss1 Why isn’t anyone investigating the distribution of a crime scene investigation?! DO SOMETHING AB… https://t.co/vVvBW0khuS— Jovita Ida (@Jovita Ida)1588959499.0
The sister also went on to defend her brother and father claiming they loved her "non-white boyfriends."
via: Twitter“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,'. I think that things just really escalated. I just want people to realize we’re not monsters," she said. The family's behavior has been nothing short of barbaric. Let's hope justice truly is served.