Youth accused of killing teen, taking selfie might testify

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Posted: Feb 15, 2017 6:28 PM

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A forensic pathologist says a Pennsylvania teenager who was shot in the face could have survived had he received medical care. Instead, authorities say the alleged shooter posed for a selfie with the dying teen and then fled without seeking aid.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( reports Dr. Cyril Wecht testified Wednesday that 16-year-old Ryan Mangan could have survived after being shot.

Eighteen-year-old Maxwell Morton is on trial for Ryan's death in February 2015.

Jurors earlier viewed a photograph authorities allege Morton took with Ryan's body after the shooting.

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The prosecution rested Wednesday. Defense attorney Pat Thomassey said Morton plans to testify. The defense argues the teens were playing with the gun and it accidentally fired.


Information from: Tribune-Review,