Man Runs Over Teen, Tweets Photo of Body
Boy's mother says driver 'must be some kind of monster'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2015 4:20 AM CDT
The tweet didn't break any laws, police say.   (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

(Newser) – The last time Connie Coles saw her youngest son alive was Sunday night, when she sent him out to buy a loaf of bread. Trevius Williams, 16, was hit and killed by a car 10 minutes later, and Coles says she's horrified not just by the death, but by the fact that the driver apparently tweeted a photo of her son's corpse soon afterward, with the words "I just killed a man," the Florida Times-Union reports. Police in Jacksonville, Fla., have identified the driver as 19-year-old Keenan Slaughter and they say posting the photograph wasn't illegal. Slaughter remained at the scene of the crash and cooperated with investigators, police say.

Coles tells First Coast News that her niece told her about the photo being posted and shared online. "Who does that? You have to be some kind of monster," she says. She adds she can't believe Slaughter wasn't tested for drugs or alcohol, since hours before the crash, he allegedly tweeted a rap lyric about drinking so much "lean I feel like I'm off a NyQuil." Lean is a "homemade cocktail of promethazine with codeine," according to the New York Daily News. "I'm angry because detectives told me that there's no alcohol or drugs involved," Coles tells First Coast News. "Well, how would you know if he wasn't tested?" Police say Slaughter did not appear intoxicated and the investigation is ongoing. (Instead of helping after a deadly crash, "America's Worst Samaritan" filmed a dying teenager.)