Taking selfies isn’t just a game anymore. They can lead to incriminating evidence that will put people away in jail for a long time. For example, the police examined this selfie to solve a murder, and they wouldn’t have been able to do it without the helpful picture.
Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty this week to killing Brittney Gargol after th epolice determined that the murder weapon is the belt Antoine is wearing in the selfie. The evidence went unnoticed for a substantial amount of time, but once the clues were put together, it all came crashing down for Antoine.
Soon after the evidence was found, Antoine plead guilty to murdering her former friend, but attributes drugs and alcohol to the incident. She claims she doesn’t remember it happening, but once the police put two and two together, she knew it was time to make a deal with the prosecutors.
Antoine was initially charged with second-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter. In court, she accepted responsibility for her actions, but a long line of physical and sexual abuse may have warped her perception of was is acceptable and what isn’t. She’s now off to serve her manslaughter sentence behind bars.
She offered a statement after her conviction, saying, “I will never forgive myself. Nothing I say or do will ever bring her back. I am very, very sorry … It shouldn’t have ever happened.”