Teens Charged with first degree murder for killing a baseball player
| One of the Oklahoma teenagers accused of killing 23-year-old Australian Christopher Lane had previously posted images online showing himself posing with guns and wads of cash.|
And three days before what police call the indiscriminate shooting, the suspect, 15-year-old James Edwards Jr., tweeted, “With my n****s when it’s time to start taken life’s.”
Back in April, he tweeted, “90% of white ppl (people) are nasty. #HATE THEM.”
Police in the town of Duncan have charged Edwards and Chancey Luna, 16, as adults with felony murder in the first degree, said Kaylee Chandler, a Stephens County court clerk.
Michael Jones, their alleged 17-year-old driver, faces two charges: use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory after the fact to murder in the first degree.
A judge set bond at $1 million for Jones, while no bond was set for Edwards and Luna, Chandler said.
Police say it was Jones who ultimately told them, “We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.”
911 call: ‘If you don’t hurry, he’s gone’
Lane was a promising young athlete, living his dream of studying in the United States on a baseball scholarship.
The people of Duncan, an affluent town of less than 25,000 people, welcomed him.
Lane had gone out for a jog, just at the time the teens had decided to find someone to kill, police say.
They drove their car behind him and opened fire, hitting him once in the back, authorities say.
He staggered across the road and fell to his knees, then managed to get up and take a few more steps before collapsing for good.
A woman who saw him struggling called 911. As she waited for an ambulance, the young man started to turn blue.
“If you don’t hurry, he’s gone,” the woman warned.
But it was too late. The ambulance couldn’t save Lane. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
He was “the most amazing person I’ve ever met,” his girlfriend, Sarah Harper, told CNN’s “AC360″ on Wednesday. “He was the most genuine and kind-hearted guy and would do anything for anybody at any time and … made everyone feel special.”
“There is no way to describe what happened,” she said. “It’s the hardest thing you could ever imagine happening. …There is still a lot of shock and disbelief, and a lot of anger and sadness.”
“You can’t make sense of it,” she added. “It’s just — so surreal that anybody could do something like this.”
Security camera, call to police aided investigation
Immediately after the shooting, witnesses gave police a general description of a black car. Security footage from a nearby Mexican restaurant showed what could have been the car. But hours passed with no sign of whether there would be another killing.
Then, four hours after the shooting, a man called police, saying he could see three juveniles with guns — and they apparently want to kill someone, said Duncan police Chief Danny Ford.
Officers responded to a home and found the car in a church parking lot across the street from the caller’s house. The suspects were inside, and they provided enough information to be arrested.
Two days later, Edwards offered up details of the case, police said. The teens had been inside a house when Lane ran by, and the group decided he’d be the target — to cure their boredom, Ford says.
Apparently that innocent Australian baseball player *removes the hat* was one of the most respected player in his team.
And as for those teenagers. Jesussssss! if you're bored go see a movie, or watch Youtube, or go jack off to porn or something. Literally almost anything is a better decision than murdering someone for kicks, and putting that sort of plan into actual action is indicative of some abnormal mental behaviors imo.
I really do wonder if there were drugs and(probable) alcohol involved. Thoughts?
Edit. Link fixed.