An Oklahoma district attorney says the murder of 23-year-old Christopher Lane was not a hate crime.
Three teens - two African-Americans and one white teen - have been arrested in connection with the murder and police say they killed Lane for the fun of it because they were bored.
OutFront: Gene Brown, Mayor of Duncan, Oklahoma.
Did boredom lead to murder?
There are new details about what may have motivated three teens to allegedly shoot and kill 23-year-old Australian baseball player Christopher Lane.
Three days before Lane was gunned down from behind while he was jogging, 15-year-old murder suspect, James Edwards Jr. tweeted
With my niggas when it's time to start taken life's
— jamesakabug (@JAMESAKABUG) August 13, 2013
OutFront: Rachel Padilla is James Edwards' sister.
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.
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.