Female Cosplayer Shot Friend To Death While Pretending To Be Batman Villain

Female Cosplayer Shot Friend To Death While Pretending To Be Batman Villain TikTok

A TikTok cosplayer has been charged with manslaughter after she allegedly shot her friend to death while pretending to be Penguin from Batman. Mary Anne Oliver-Snow, who has more than 1.6 million followers, was said to have been drunk at the time of the tragic incident, has since been released on bail but is still posting videos, many of which include fake blood.


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  1. Oliver-Snow killed her friend by shooting her point-blank. According to court filings and a police report, the cosplayer “did then and there unlawfully, recklessly cause the death of Helen Rose Hastings by pointing a handgun at the complainant and pulling the trigger.”
  2. There were six witnesses to the crime. Using their testimony as well as Oliver-Snow’s statement, they concluded that at 1:30 a.m. on January 17, the influencer was drinking and smoking with a group of friends when she started playing with a handgun left at her home by an ex-boyfriend. “The defendant stated her ex-boyfriend left his gun at her residence when he moved out, stating he took all of the bullets,” the report revealed. “The defendant stated she did not know there was a bullet in it, stating she has played with it before as a joke. The Defendant stated her ex-boyfriend has shown her how to take out the bottom part, referring to the magazine, so it would not shoot.”
  3. Hastings jokingly told Oliver-Snow to shoot her. This was according to all people interviewed. Hastings said “Ooooh shoot me” as the group was joking around and Oliver-Snoe said okay and did so, not realizing that there was a bullet in the gun as it was supposed to be empty.
  4. Why was she playing with a gun in the first place? Police wanted to know the answer to this question, and Oliver-Snow’s answer was simple. The group was “watching Gotham and [Oliver-Snow] said she was drunk, laughing, messing around, saying she’s a cosplayer, stating they like characters and stuff, and told her friends she had a gun like Penguin does.” One of the friends in the group adds that this incident wasn’t unusual as they’re all “wild, dumb, and does jokes all the time.”
  5. Oliver-Snow has been released on $20,000 bond. Court papers filed on January 21, a few days after the killing, reveal that Oliver-Snow was charged and subsequently released on $20,000 bond. It’s unclear who posted the money. Court records show that she has violated the conditions of her bond, missing a pretrial date, violating curfew, and letting the battery on her GPS tracking device to die. She’s also continued to post to TikTok and many of her videos are a bit tasteless, many think.

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