- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 9, 2015

The notoriously violent “Mortal Kombat” video game series, known for its gruesome finishing moves, will add a new one to the list in its latest installment: the selfie “fatality.”

“Mortal Kombat X,” which will be released April 14 on multiple gaming platforms, allows players to use their character to kill their opponent, take a selfie with their victim, and post the photo to “Friendship,” the game’s equivalent of Facebook, Business Insider reported Thursday.

The release comes just two months after 16-year-old Maxwell Morton of Pennsylvania killed teenager Ryan Mangan and took a selfie afterward.

“My client said, ‘I just pulled the trigger and I didn’t care.’ I’m not sure what it means,” defense attorney Patrick Thomassey said of the Feb. 4 killing, referring to a statement Morton gave police, The Associated Press reported. “My client was on the Xbox with people in another state when this happened. He texted them and said he can’t believe what happened.”

The teenager remains jailed without bond pending trial, AP reported. The boy will stand trial for criminal homicide and firearms charges.



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