Two US residents arrested for posting selfie with friend’s corpse

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BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 22: Baltimore Police officers from the Violent Crime Impact Section, VCIS, arrest a drug buyer October 22, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Known as a violent city, Baltimore police officials have been able to lower violent crime rates over the past three years. The department's "Bad Guys With Guns" program, a 3-year old initiative, aims to take guns off the streets and away from the city's most violent people. Police statistics show homicides in Baltimore are down 25% for 2010 and shootings have been reduced 31% over two years.  (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)New York:  In a bizarre incident, two US citizens were arrested for clicking a selfie with the corpse of their deceased friend who died of a likely drug overdose.

The selfie was posted on Facebook that led to their arrest.

Chelsie Berry, 24, and Jared Prier, 28, from southwest Missouri have been charged with voluntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse on road, police officials were quoted as saying in media reports.

Berry told police that they were high on drugs and were worried that if they took the deceased Dennis Meyer (30) to hospital, they would “get in trouble”.

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They drove around and dumped the body on the road before fleeing.

According to police, Meyer possibly died of a drug overdose.

An autopsy has been performed but authorities were waiting for a toxicology report.