CRIME

Teen Allegedly Killed Classmate And Posed For Snapchat Selfie With Body

02/08/2015 02:24 pm ET | Updated Feb 09, 2015

A high school football player allegedly shot his classmate in the face and posted a photo of himself with the teen's dead body, according to police near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Maxwell Marion Morton, 16, has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder, and allegedly confessed to police in the killing of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan in Jeannette, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Mangan's mother found him in their home on Wednesday.

Jeannette police arrested Morton on Friday after receiving a photo showing Morton with Mangan's body sitting in a chair, according to an affidavit.

Another boy allegedly received the photo from Morton via Snapchat and saved a screenshot of it before the picture automatically deleted, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The boy's mother contacted police after learning he had a photo of the murder scene.

There was also a text message from Morton to the boy saying, "Ryan was not the last one," CBS Pittsburgh reports.

Investigators found a 9-mm handgun in Morton's basement as well as a spent casing from a 9-mm handgun, according to reports.

Morton, a junior running back on the Jeannette High School football team, has also been charged with criminal homicide and possession of a firearm.

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