Teen Takes Selfie With Dead Body After Allegedly Shooting Classmate
The high school football player who allegedly shot his 16-year-old classmate didn't just commit the murder: He stopped to pose for a Snapchat selfie with the body.
On Friday, Jeannette, Pennsylvania student Maxwell Marion Morton, 16, was charged as an adult with the first-degree murder of his peer, Ryan Mangan, as well as criminal homicide and illegal possession of a firearm by a minor.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Mangan's mother found his lifeless body, marred with one shot to the forehead, at 6 pm on Wednesday.
She immediately called police, who discovered a 9mm shell casing at the scene of the crime.
Meanwhile, an anonymous third classmate received a Snapchat from Morton showing himself with Mangan's body, sitting identically to how police found it at the scene of the crime, complete with a typed caption: "MAXWELL."
The boy took a screenshot of the photo before it disappeared and shared it with his mother, who contacted police.
That wasn't the last the teen heard from Morton, either. According to a police affidavit, the student received follow up texts that read, "Told you I cleaned up the shells," and "Ryan was not the last one."
Pittsburgh police, who recovered the 9 mm gun from Morton's basement stairs, told the press the alleged killer since confessed to shooting Mangan.