Ahmaud Arbery ‘Chased Over 4 Minutes’ Before Killing, Lawyer Says

Ahmaud Arbery (Credit: Family Photos)

Disturbing new details emerged Monday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the unarmed African-American jogger gunned down on Feb. 23 in Brunswick, Georgia.

An attorney for Arbery’s family confirmed to Georgia TV station CBS47 that the 25-year-old jogger was chased for “over four minutes,” before the fatal shooting.

Lawyer S. Lee Merritt  said new video shows William Bryan, who recorded the shooting, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, chasing Arbery as he jogged through a neighborhood.

Previously, only 32 seconds of the video was posted online.

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In another development, British tabloid The Sun reported Monday that Travis McMichael’s sister posted a picture of Arbery’s body on Snapchat. The paper published the photo in its article, but edited out Arbery’s remains.

Lindsay McMichael, 30, admitted sharing the unedited image of Arbery’s blood-soaked body, but claimed 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 said. “It was absolutely poor judgment.”

The McMichaels are white and have ties to local law enforcement. No arrests were made in the case until public outcry increased over the killing.

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More than two months later, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation stepped in and the McMichaels were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault. The two men told investigators they were frustrated by previous burglaries and auto break-ins in the neighborhood.

In a May 14 press release, the GBI confirmed there was additional footage of the shooting.  “We are indeed reviewing additional video footage and photographs as part of the active case,” the agency said.

On Saturday, during a virtual commencement address to graduating HBCU students, former President Barack Obama mentioned the case while commenting on racial disparities in the United States.