Teens say they shot Christopher Lane for 'the fun of it'
Three teenagers have been charged in the murder of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane, killed while visiting his girlfriend in Oklahoma.
DUNCAN, Oklahoma — Oklahoma prosecutors have charged two teenage boys with first-degree murder in the random killing of an Australian baseball player as he jogged on a tree-lined road. A third teenager was charged with being an accessory.
Officers say 22-year-old Christopher Lane was shot dead in what Police Chief Dan Ford described as a thrill killing. Ford said a 17-year-old defendant told police the three teenagers were bored and shot Lane for "the fun of it."
Two boys, ages 15 and 16, were charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bond. Bond was set at $1 million for the 17-year-old alleged accessory, who was also accused of using a vehicle while a weapon was discharged.
The 17-year-old wept in court after he tried to speak and was cut off by the judge.