August 20th, 2013
09:30 PM ET

Police Chief: Oklahoma teens killed Australian man "for the fun of it"

Three Oklahoma teenagers were charged Tuesday for shooting a man to death for fun.

The teens told police that 22-year-old Christopher Lane, an Australian student who was in America on a baseball scholarship was chosen at random when he was gunned down in the street last week.

Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens - just because

In a hearing, 15-year-old James Edward Jr. and 16-year-old Chancey Luna, who allegedly pulled the trigger, where both charged, as adults, with first degree murder.

The third suspect, 17-year-old Michael Jones is charged with accessory, and for driving the car from which the gun was fired.

OutFront: Chief Daniel Ford of the Duncan, Oklahoma police department.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. beth elko

    There is an epidemic among the youths of our country. This poor young man is gone bc of these monsters. I hope they get a life sentence. More importantly, we need to start a dialogue how our prisons are full of people that have been raised by absentee parents.

    August 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  2. Rick

    Those "kids" deserve to be hanged. They don't belong in this world, I'll provide the rope.

    August 21, 2013 at 12:36 am | Reply
  3. john matthews

    so no mention of the killers race, I wonder why, must not have been a white Hispanic

    August 21, 2013 at 12:16 am | Reply

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