Officials: Teen Accused in Boy's Death Took Selfie With Body

Police Say Penn. Teen Killed Classmate, Then Took Selfie With Body
Police Say Penn. Teen Killed Classmate, Then 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.

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