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High School Running Back Sends Selfie To His Friends on SnapChat...With The Body Of The Classmate He Just Shot In The Face

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Washington Post - A Pennsylvania teenager has been accused of murdering a classmate and posing with the victim’s body for a “selfie,” according to news reports.

Authorities say 16-year-old Maxwell Marion Morton of Jeannette, Pa., fatally shot 16-year-old Ryan Mangan in the face before taking a photo with Mangan’s body and uploading it to Snapchat, a smartphone application that allows users to send images that are deleted a few seconds after they’re received, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Morton sent the image to a friend, who saved it on his phone before it was deleted, according to Fox News. The friend showed the photo to his mother, who turned the image over to police, according to Fox News.

“[Police] received a copy of the photo which depicted the victim sitting in the chair with a gunshot wound to the face,” a police affidavit states, according to the Tribune-Review. “It also depicts a black male taking the ‘selfie,’ with his face facing the camera and the victim behind the actor. The photo had the name ‘Maxwell’ across the top.”

Morton, a high school junior and a running back on the school’s football team, confessed to killing Mangan after police found a 9-millimeter handgun hidden in his home, according to the Tribune-Review. He has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder, homicide and illegal possession of a firearm, the Tribune-Review said.

 

 

Not news:  high school kid sends selfie on SnapChat.

News:  It’s next to the body of the kid who he just shot in the face.

 

Seriously I’ve got no problem with selfies and the whole selfie culture, believe me it’s provided us with some of our best smokeshow pictures and hot celebrity chick blogs. But when we’re using them to brag about our murders to all our friends that’s when it’s officially gone too far.  Not every single thing has to go viral kids, especially not your cold blooded homicides.

I will say though, this new generation of kids is going to make police work a wholleeee lot easier for the forseeable future.  Used to be a bunch of detectives and gumshoes plodding through evidence, poring over files and statements, tirelessly questioning witnesses and pursuing new leads.  Now it’s just turning on your iPhone and firing up an app.

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PS – Had to be such a shitty feeling when Maxwell got the “Joe Saved This As A Screenshot!” alert.