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 (http://bit.ly/2lMfMSC) 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.

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.

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Information from: Tribune-Review, http://triblive.com