Boy kills classmate and takes selfie with dead body before sending the photo to his friend (video)By Mason White 1:09 PM February 9, 2015
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A boy was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his classmate and taking a selfie with the dead body, police in Pennsylvania said.
Jeannette Police said that they arrested 16-year-old Maxwell Marion Morton, after being accused of shooting 16-year-old Ryan Mangan, in the face before taking a picture with the body.
Morton is being held without bail at the Westmoreland County juvenile detention center on charges of first-degree murder, homicide and possession of a firearm by a minor.
Morton was charged as an adult. Mangan’s mother found her dead son at home on Wednesday. He had been shot once in the face.
According to the police investigation, Morton sent the selfie, which shows him with the dead body, using Snapchat, an application for smartphones that allows users to send picture messages that disappear from the recipients’ phones after several seconds.
However, the child who received the picture, saved it before the message delete itself. The recipient’s mother contacted the police.
Morton confessed to killing Mangan, after police searched his home on Friday and found a 9mm pistol hidden under the basement stairs.