Teen Sent Snapchats While Allegedly Murdering His Friend

The teen, who has been described as religious, also sent a Snapchat stating that God told him to create a list of people to kill. 

By Gina Tron

A California teen charged with murdering his friend on Thursday allegedly sent Snapchats during the crime, which prompted viewers to call the police. 

Salvador Alejandro Sanchez (pictured right), who is 19, is accused of killing his 20-year-old friend Maithem Alfuraiji (left). Sanchez got into a fight with the victim while drinking, according to an NBC affiliate in San Diego. Sanchez allegedly dumped Alfuraiji’s body in Valley Center. CrimeOnline claims that the murder appears to be inspired by the Fast and Furious movie franchise.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sanchez can be heard on Snapchat saying “tell them why you are crying” and “tell them what you did” while Alfuraiji is crying. Sanchez also posted a photo of bloodied clothes. Viewers of the Snapchat posts contacted police. Authorities said they found clues to the murder scene through Sanchez's Snapchat account.

Sanchez may have been hinting towards murderous tendencies on social media for over a month. A woman who knows Sanchez told NBC 7 that Sanchez had sent a Snapchat stating God told him to create a list of people to kill about a month ago. 

Sanchez’s friends called him religious and said that the teen often posted religious scriptures on his social media accounts.

[Photos: Facebook, NBC San Diego]


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