A Pennsylvania teen was arrested after authorities accused him of exhibiting the physique of an individual who had been fatally shot throughout an Instagram video chat with an acquaintance.
The 16-year-old suspect, who was taken into custody Friday in Bensalem, northeast of Philadelphia, allegedly requested for assist disposing of the physique in the course of the name, town’s police division stated in a information launch.
The teenager was charged as an grownup with felony murder, tampering with proof and possession of devices of crime, the division stated.
He was arraigned Friday night time and ordered held with out bail, the division stated.
Authorities have been alerted to the obvious killing at 4:11 p.m., when a girl referred to as 911 and stated an acquaintance of her daughter’s had referred to as her on Instagram, the division stated.
After the teenager allegedly confessed to the killing, he flipped the video, exhibiting the legs and ft of an individual coated in blood, the division stated.
“He then requested for help with disposal of the physique,” the division stated.
When authorities went to the teenager’s cell house, they noticed somebody flee from the again of the trailer, the division stated. They discovered an individual described within the launch as a useless juvenile feminine with an obvious gunshot wound.
The sufferer was not recognized. Her connection to the teenager suspect remained unclear.
The alleged assailant was caught roughly a mile from the cell house and brought into custody, the division stated. Authorities accused of him taking “substantial” steps to scrub up the crime scene.
The teenager was being held at a juvenile detention middle. It wasn’t instantly clear if he has a lawyer to talk on his behalf.
A preliminary listening to is scheduled for Dec. 7, court docket information present.