If last year’s selfie with that suicidal man on a bridge was a step too far over the line, then this kid just long-jumped over it.
16-year-old Maxwell Marion Marton shot Ryan Mangan, also 16, in the face and killed him before taking a photo with Mangan’s body and uploading it to Snapchat for all his friends to see. One of his friends saved the image before it was deleted and showed it to his mum who called the police (don’t you get a notification when someone screenshots your Snapchat? That must’ve been awkward).
Police received a copy of the photo which depicted the victim sitting in the chair with a gunshot wound to the face. It also depicts a black male taking the ‘selfie’, with his face facing the camera and the victim behind him.
Morton confessed to the murder after police found a gun at his house and he’s been charged as an adult with first degree murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
Obviously a tragic story, but at least we know the next generation of criminals are getting dumber and dumber. Not too difficult to catch your crook when they’re uploading photo evidence of their crimes onto Snapchat — sure makes police work easier, even for the most useless of cops.
Come on kids, not everything has to go viral (especially murders you’ve just committed).