crimes and misdemeanors

Teen Charged After Snapchatting Pic of Murder Victim

The alleged victim.

Here’s the latest proof that what you share on Snapchat doesn’t disappear: A Pennsylvania teenager was charged with murder on Friday, after he apparently killed a classmate and distributed images of himself and the victim’s body on the social-media service. One of the recipients grabbed a screenshot of the photo, and his mother alerted the authorities. 

(Police) received a copy of the photo which depicted the victim sitting in the chair with a gunshot wound to the face,” according to a police affidavit. “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 16-year-old is currently being held without bail on first-degree murder, homicide and possession of a firearm charges at a juvenile center, for the murder of Ryan Mangan, also aged 16. According to the mother of the boy who received the incriminating Snapchat, the suspect also sent him text messages reading “Told you I cleaned up the shells” and “Ryan was not the last one.” The teenager later confessed to the murder, after police found a gun under his basement stairs.

Teen Charged After Snapchatting Pic of Victim