Maxwell Marion Morton, 16, has been charged with the murder of a classmate Ryan Mangan in his home near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after police said he posted a Snapchat photo of himself with the victim’s body.
According to BBC, the suspect used Snapchat – an app that auto-deletes content after a few seconds – to send an image to a friend.
The friend took a screenshot and his mother contacted police. Prosecutors said the Snapchat was “key evidence”.
“[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 Pittsburgh 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.”
The boy also received text messages from the suspect saying: “Told you I cleaned up the shells” and “Ryan was not the last one.”