25-year-old Emma Wilson of England battered her infant son Callum so severely her neighbors felt their wall rattle. She then took a selfie of herself with her crying, clearly injured baby. Callum later passed away at the hospital, and Wilson was given a life sentence for first-degree murder.
Under the pretense of assisting him with a photography project, college student Jamie Reynolds lured his friend Georgia Williams to his home in England in 2015. There, he enacted a sexual fantasy he’d been harboring for several months, whereby he would hang a woman and assault the body as she died. Reynolds photographed the entire horrendous ordeal. He has been given a life sentence in prison.
Navar Terrance Beverly
Navar Beverly killed his step father, and then posted a selfie with his victim’s corpse on Twitter. Police in Maryland said Beverly choked his step father Ronald Pinkney to death on July 8, posted several photos on Twitter and then fled the scene. Not long after, police received a tip and went to check on Pinkney. They apprehended Beverly not long after.
In July 2011, Florida teen Tyler Hadley told his friends he was having a big party at his house. He claimed his parents were out of town, though no one knew where they had supposedly gone and how long they would be away. Turns out, Hadley had dropped Ecstasy and murdered his mother and father, leaving their bodies in their bedroom while he entertained 60 friends and fellow students.
Also during the party, Hadley admitted his crime to his friend Michael Mandell, who took a selfie with Hadley because he figured it would be the last time he ever saw his friend in person. Mandell then phoned the police and told them everything.
Frederick Roy Miller
Following a custody dispute with family members, Temple Hill, Maryland resident Frederick Roy Miller kidnapped his three-year-old daughter Leila in August 2014. He took a selfie of himself with his daughter next to him and sent it to the family members. Following snapping the photo, Miller cut Leila’s throat and shot her. He later perished in a police shootout.
Suffering from severe mental illness, 23-year-old Bashid McLean of New York City stabbed his mother Tanya Bird inside their Bronx apartment in 2013. Bashid then dismembered Byrd’s body and posed for a selfie holding his mother’s head in his hands. Police discovered pieces of Byrd’s body across the burrough.
Kirsty Edmonson And Christopher Sawyers
Christopher Sawyers killed school teacher Kenneth Chapman in his home by giving him a lethal dose of heroin. It was initially reported that Sawyers and an accomplice Kirsty Edmonson lived in Chapman’s home for a time, stealing his possessions and using his credit cards. It was also alleged that they had sex in Chapman’s bed, with the corpse right beside them. Edmonson and Sawyers also allegedly both took selfies of themselves with Chapman’s body.
Sawyers was convicted and sentenced to a minimum 33 years in prison, while Edmonson was cleared of all charges. She maintained her involvement with the crime was coerced by Sawyers, who threatened to turn her into police if she didn’t comply.
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George Thomson, Brahnn Finley, and Daniel Johnston
In 2015, 16-year-old Pennsylvania student Maxwell Morton shot his friend Ryan Mangan in the face, then took a selfie of himself standing next to the body and sent the photo to another friend via Snapchat. Morton’s defense attorney Patrick Thomassey argued that the shooting was an accident; however, the mother of the friend who received the photo said other messages followed the initial Snapchat, words that seemed boastful. His motive was not immediately clear.
In the small valley of Doon in Dehradun, India, Ashish Kumar snapped a selfie with his friend Gurpreet Kaur. He then attempted to choke the woman with a cloth, but, failing at this, slit her throat in two places, killing her. Kumar then uploaded the selfie to WhatsApp and made his profile photo. His motives for the photo were not immediately clear.
Marc Amouri Bakambia
In 2015, Marc Amouri Bakambia of West St. Paul, Minnesota choked his girlfriend, Dorothy Ann Redd, then took a selfie with her corpse after Redd attempted to end their relationship. He plead guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.