From the Morning Journal.
Thomas Lane III entered Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday in a blue, button-down dress shirt.
He then calmly stripped off the appropriate courtroom attire, revealing a white T-shirt with the word “Killer” on it in black marker, and smirked.
And then Lane, 18, also known as “T.J.,” did not stop smirking — even after Judge David L. Fuhry sentenced him to three life terms without parole for shooting six students at Chardon High School.
“The hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory,” he told the victims’ family members in attendance. “Fuck all of you.”
Lane then stuck his left middle finger up at the packed court.
Just as he did last month when he pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted murder and felonious assault, Lane rejected his defense team’s advice.”
“Defense counsel urges him not to make any statement as expected,” attorney Ian Friedman said before Lane spoke.
Unfortunately, he’ll never get the death penalty, just life in prison where he’ll be allowed to breathe precious oxygen and get three hots and a cot at our expense. Just take him out, put him up against a brick wall and shoot the son of a bitch with the same gun he used.
If there’s any real justice in the world, he’ll get brutally murdered in prison.