A US teenager has been charged with murder after authorities say he took a selfie with the dead body of a boy and sent it to a friend on social media.
The 16-year-old, named by news reports as Maxwell Marion Morton, is accused of shooting to death Ryan Mangan, 16, at his home in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, on 4 February.
The alleged selfie depicted "the victim sitting in a chair with a gunshot wound to the face" and "a black male taking the selfie with his face facing the camera with the victim behind him", according to a police affidavit.
It was obtained by police after a woman reported that her son had received the photo via Snapchat.
The woman also told police that her son had received text messages saying: "I told you I cleaned up the shells" and "Ryan was not the last one."
Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review that the photo "was a key piece of evidence that led investigators to the defendant".
The suspect has been charged with criminal homicide, murder in the first degree and possession of a firearm by a minor.