Prosecutors: Teen confessed to killing in Snapchat video

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Posted: Jun 06, 2016 11:12 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors in Chicago say a 17-year-old accused in his 16-year-old friend's shooting death admitted to the killing in a Snapchat video.

The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1WBZcjW ) that Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Anna Sedelmaier said in court Sunday that the teen posted the video on the social media app from the back of a police car. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Christian Bandemer, who was shot in the chest Friday on the city's South Side.

Sedelmaier says the suspect said on Snapchat: "I killed Chris and now I'm going to kill myself."

Snapchat videos can be viewed once then disappear. A spokeswoman for the prosecutors' office said Monday she didn't know how authorities accessed his video.

Defense attorney Mike Johnson described the shooting as accidental.