Officials: Teen Accused in Boy's Death Took Selfie With Body
Police say a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy not only shot and killed another teen, but took a selfie with the victim's body, too.Officials say Jeannette, Penn. teen Maxwell Morton fatally shot classmate Ryan Mangan in the face. Morton then allegedly took a picture with Mangan's body and sent it to friends via Snapchat.
"It makes me sick to my stomach. To think he could do something like that - take a life then take a picture? It's sick. It's disgusting," said the victim's neighbor on WPXI.
Mangan died Feb. 4 and the day after, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported police were investigating the death as "suspicious" and said police didn't have a suspect at that time.
But it's the selfie that tipped police. Authorities say the friend who received the picture saved it before it self-deleted, as SnapChat photos are intended to do.
That photo is reportedly being used as key evidence in the case. Police say they found a gun hidden underneath a flight of stairs in Morton's house and he's reportedly admitted to the killing.Morton was arraigned and is being charged as an adult, with first-degree murder, homicide and possession of a firearm by a minor.