Unfortunately, he doesn’t look like Trayvon.
Christopher Lane, 22
Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged two teens, 15 and 16, with first-degree murder in the death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane, 22. A third boy, 17, is reportedly charged as a youthful offender with accessory to first degree murder.
Prosecutors say the teens shot and killed Lane, a student at East Central University who was jogging near his girlfriend’s home in Duncan, Oklahoma, “for fun.”
Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards, Jr., 15, of Duncan were charged with first-degree murder and, under Oklahoma law, will be tried as adults. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, of Duncan was accused of using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. He is considered a youthful offender but will be tried in adult court.
Lane, 22, of Melbourne, died Friday along a tree-lined road on Duncan’s well-to-do north side.
Luna and Edwards were ordered held without bond Tuesday. Police have said Jones told them the details of the crime in a series of interviews.
“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,’ Police Chief Dan Ford. “The boy who has talked to us said, ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.'”
……In court, Hicks said Luna was sitting in the rear seat of a car when he pulled the trigger on a .22 caliber revolver and shot Lane once in the back. Hicks said Jones was driving the vehicle and Edwards was in the passenger seat.
Edwards has had run-ins with the law previously and had been in court Friday, the day of the killing, to sign documents related to his juvenile probation.
Left to right: James Edwards, Chancey Luna, Michael Jones.
……In court, Hicks said Luna was sitting in the back seat of a car when he pulled the trigger on a .22 caliber revolver and shot Lane once in the back. Hicks said Jones was driving the vehicle and Edwards was in the passenger seat.
……Edwards has had prior run-ins with the law and came to court Friday — apparently after the shooting — to sign documents related to his juvenile probation.
……Duncan police Chief Dan Ford has said the boys wanted to overcome a boring end to their summer vacation — classes in Duncan resumed Tuesday — and that Jones told officers they were bored and killed Lane for “the fun of it.”
Edwards has Facebook page, where he goes by the name “Lilbuggy” but his Facebook address is “blackcoon44.”
Some of the racist Tweets from the little punk:
I hope he and his little nigga pals get the death penalty.
- Waiting For The Race Baiters: Black Teens Kill White Baseball Player Because They Were Bored (im41.com)