Teen Took Snapchat Selfie With Classmate He’d Just Murdered

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The alleged murderer, Maxwell Marion Morton (photo credit: Triblive.com)


You gotta love photo technology and its mix with dumb criminals. Maxwell Marion Morton, 16, is in jail this week after having confessed to murdering a classmate. It was easy to track Morton’s involvement with the shooting homicide because Morton took a picture of himself with the body of 16-year-old Ryan Mangen and sent it via Snapchat it to pals — one of whom showed it to his mom, who then showed it to the police. No, we don’t have the picture, stop asking.

According to the Tribune Review: “(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. “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 victim: 16-year-old Ryan Mangen (photocredit: Triblive.com)

The victim: 16-year-old Ryan Mangen
(photocredit: Triblive.com)

Morton also allegedly sent text messages that read, “Told you I cleaned up the shells,” and “Ryan was not the last one.”

Morton allegedly confessed after police searched his home and found a handgun that was consistent with the type allegedly used in the murder.

Mangen’s body was found by his mother in their Jeannette, PA home; so far there has been no motive disclosed for the killing.

Sounds like it’s a good thing there is a “save” option on Snapchat after all.


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