JEANNETTE, PA -- The app Snapchat that originally had a scandalous reputation after launching in 2011 is now intertwined in a murder investigation. Police say Maxwell Morton, 16, murdered his classmate Ryan Mangan and then took a selfie with the dead body before sharing the disturbing picture on Snapchat.
Police in Pennsylvania were alerted to the incident after the mother of a boy who received the chat told her what was going on. When authorities showed up to Morton's home he admitted he shot Mangan in the head before taking the picture. Morton will be charged as an adult, and no motive has been released as why Morgan shot and killed Mangan.