Ohio School Shooter Wears 'Killer' T-Shirt to Sentencing
TJ Lane also flips off victims' families
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2013 11:09 AM CDT
Updated Mar 19, 2013 11:58 AM CDT
T.J. Lane unbuttons his shirt during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio.   (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)

(Newser) – An incredibly disturbing end to an incredibly disturbing crime: Ohio school shooter TJ Lane showed up to his sentencing hearing today wearing a white T-shirt bearing what the AP describes as the apparently handwritten word "killer." Lane had in February pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder among other crimes, and was handed three lifetime sentences without the possibility of parole. But gasps rang out following the sentence, as Lane gave the room the middle finger and announced "F--- all of you," reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He also made a comment that we find too offensive to run; the Plain Dealer has it.

Lane reportedly also wore a shirt that read "Killer" when he opened fire last year in Chardon High School's cafeteria, in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it, and the prosecutor emphasized that today: "What we're dealing with is a disgusting human being. ... He still refuses to offer any explanation for why he did this. The only explanation I can offer the court is he is an evil person." CNN notes that Lane opted not to have his attorneys present any evidence at the hearing.

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beast77
Mar 21, 2013 9:41 AM CDT
I hope he's ready for a lifetime of prison rape.
Drewzy
Mar 20, 2013 2:09 PM CDT
Whatever it takes to keep guns out of the hands of freaks like this must be done.
DabombThrower
Mar 20, 2013 8:27 AM CDT
As a person from the great community of Chardon, Ohio, I write this post with tears in my eyes. It is important to know that our community is STILL in great pain. Every day we are riminded of the terror from that day. Having to wait in a line that morning in hopes that you are not called aside to claim the body of your child. To listen to a 15 yr. old girl tell of how she was hiding under a cafateria table and was able to see her classmates covered in blood and gasping for air. To watch your child run to the window every time a helicopter is heard in the air above the school in fear of another shooting. To see the faces of what were once happy children in a loving and safe town, have a look of a pale shadow of death on their face as they return to school. And still to this day, a dark cloud of pain and anguish is still over the city of Chardon and our children. They were not well trained soldiers, they were not brave law enforcement officers, they were children getting ready to start class at what once was, a just a school.