GREENSBURG, Pa. – A lawyer for a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man convicted of shooting a friend and then posing for a selfie with the dying teenager has appealed against his sentence.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the attorney for Maxwell Morton, of Jeannette, appeal Tuesday, asking a judge to impose a lower sentence than the 15 to 30 years in prison, issued last week.
Attorney Pat Thomassey says that the “court did not give the proper weight to the defendant is overwhelming remorse and regret over the accidental shooting of his girlfriend.”
Morton was convicted in February of third-degree murder for the 2015 shooting of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan.
He said that he and Mangan, were playing with a gun and he thought it was not loaded when he pointed at Mangan and pulled the trigger.
Information from: Tribune-Review, http://triblive.com