3 Teens Charged in Oklahoma 'Boredom' Killing
2 face first-degree murder charges
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2013 3:45 PM CDT
Sarah Harper, Christopher Lane's girlfriend, stands beside a memorial along the road where police say Lane was killed in Duncan, Okla.   (AP Photo/Kristi Easton)

(Newser) – Murder charges were filed today in the death of an Australian college student in Oklahoma, but police haven't changed the chilling motive: They say three teens decided to shoot 23-year-old Christopher Lane as he jogged along a road in Duncan because they were bored. Prosecutors charged 15-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. and 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna with first-degree murder, reports NewsOK. They also charged Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. All will be tried as adults.

Prosecutor Jason Hicks says Luna shot Lane while sitting in the back of a car driven by Jones, with Edwards in the front passenger seat, reports AP. "I don’t really care what happens to them,” Lane's girlfriend, Sarah Harper, told Australia's 9 News as she visited a roadside memorial. “I feel like if they don’t get what they deserve now and in the present, they will eternally. They’re just evil people.” Lane, who was shot in the back with .22-caliber revolver, had been attending East Central University on a baseball scholarship. A memorial in Melbourne also is up, on the spot where he played ball on his youth team.

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WinnetkaGurl
Aug 22, 2013 10:11 AM CDT
Reverend Al has been busy lookin after the grandbabies while he drops his son off to prison. Come on...give the old guy a break! Really, any of those young "men" could be Obama's son...including the young man who was killed for nothing.Maybe there should be a beer summit, or maybe Michelle can attend the Aussie's funeral and do a hug op w/ his devasted parents like she did for the parents of Hadiya Pendleton. She was the chicago high school honor student who was gunned down sitting in a park w/ her friends after school. I wonder, is Michelle still proud to be an American, for the first time in her life? What will this thrill kill do for our relations w/ Australia...who imports nearly $32 Billion dollars worth of US goods? I can just see Canada, Mexico and China rubbing their hands together imagining the windfall they will receive when Australia ditches our goods in response to POTUS's non response to this hate crime. Oh wait...it's only a hate crime when the victim is black and the offender is non-black.
MattB
Aug 22, 2013 9:53 AM CDT
I like how the line up goes from Darkest to lightest....
Bushdidit
Aug 22, 2013 7:56 AM CDT
The Trayvon story was on the front page for months. This story has been pused to the side pretty quick in my observation. The left wanted to play the race card in the T martinn case where it was proved to have not existed. One of these thugs tweeted about hating white people before shooting a "cracker" in the phucking back. Either the Liberals are racist toward white people or they only scream race when they're trying to score political points. Who's really the racist? The vile libturd, that's who.