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Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 Aug 20, 2013
Three teens accused of murder of baseball player Chris Lane identified

The images of three youths police say murdered Melbourne baseballer Christopher Lane have emerged.

The Oklahoma teens who face first-degree murder charges have been named as Chancey Luna, James Edwards and Michael Jones.

But their parents yesterday protested their innocence.

Jennifer Luna, whose son is suspected of firing the fatal shot, claimed her son was at home saying: "My son is not that way. My son is a good kid."

Christopher Lane, 22, was randomly gunned down while jogging through the town of Duncan in Oklahoma on Friday afternoon local time.

Meanwhile, Lane's American girlfriend today revealed her heartbreak at losing her "best friend", and parents of the accused protested their innocence.

Sarah Harper, 23, also told the Herald Sun that she didn't know what punishment would be appropriate of the three teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 17 years, accused of Lane's murder.

It comes as Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said he had secured the confession of the 17-year-old who summoned investigators to his jail cell and claimed he and the younger boys were bored "so they decided to kill somebody".

"He said he was the driver of the car," Chief Ford said.

"They saw Christopher jog by the house they were at, they chose him to be the target, they got in the car, drove up behind him and shot him in the back.

"He said the 16-year-old fired the shot."

The three teenagers are being held in the Stephens County Jail in Duncan.

The trio were due to appear in a local court over the shooting at 1.30pm Monday (4.30am Tuesday AEST), but it has been pushed back a day.

A spokesperson for District Attorney Jason Hicks said the charges were still being reviewed.

Lane, who grew up in Oak Park in Melbourne's north, had only been back in the US for three days after an eight-week break in Australia with Ms Harper.

Two of the accused teens' parents insist they were not involved in the killing.

"That's my baby boy," said the mother of the 16-year-old accused of firing the single bullet from a handgun into the back of Mr Lane.

She doesn't believe her son was involved in the shooting, saying today he was not a member of a gang and definitely not the one who pulled the trigger.

The father of the 15-year-old accused of being in the car admitted his son had been in some previous "kid stuff" trouble with the law, but described him as a good boy who also was not part of a gang.

"I don't think so," the father replied when asked if his son could have been part of the murder.

Lane had been in the US on a baseball sports scholarship with East Central University (ECU) as the team's catcher.

He was jogging through an area of "high dollar homes" after leaving Ms Harper's home, when he was followed and shot.

Witnesses saw him stumble across the road and then go down on his knees before struggling to a drainage area at the side of the road.

A woman who came from a nearby house tried CPR while another woman who was in a car stopped and called 911.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/three-teens-...

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#2 Aug 20, 2013
Where's Barry and his "my sons" bullshit this time?

http://api.news.com.au/content/1.0/newscomau/...
bosco

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 20, 2013
My Three Sons.
Tango

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#4 Aug 20, 2013
The trigger man is white - so the other suspects are probably the same.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#5 Aug 20, 2013
Tango wrote:
The trigger man is white - so the other suspects are probably the same.
The trigger man looks like Obama. The other two are black as your hat.

http://www.nypost.com/r/nypost/2013/08/20/new...

White, my ass.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#6 Aug 20, 2013
If this doesn't drag Reader out into the open, nothing will.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#7 Aug 20, 2013
If he had played cricket like everyone else in Australia then this would not have happened.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#8 Aug 20, 2013
Two booners and a white-black. Or is it black-white?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/20/th...

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#9 Aug 20, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
If he had played cricket like everyone else in Australia then this would not have happened.
Anything to cover for your baboon buddies, right Johnson?

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#10 Aug 20, 2013
Shocking...NBC and CBS run it as the #2 story...with no mention of race and no pictures of the perps. The reports lasted roughly one minute on both networks.
ABC never ran it. But they sure reveled in such drama as Filthy Filner in San Diego and the '72 Dolphins at the White House. Plus! Coming up! A new puppy at the White House! Pickpockets!

All three lead with the story of NOBODY getting shot in a school in Atlanta. ABC drags it out for seven minutes of a 22 minute newscast.
Rodeo Clown

Columbus, OH

#11 Aug 20, 2013
Glad to see the afri-trash is reaching out to the global audiences with its filthy, sub human behavior. Can't wait for the stain obama to say the white was behaving stupidly or some other such afri-trash excuse.
Crazy World

Cleveland, OH

#12 Aug 20, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
If he had played cricket like everyone else in Australia then this would not have happened.
You get my vote for biggest f'ing azzhole. I know your thing is trying to shock people with your hurtful comments. I just don't understand how someone lives to be so cruel to others. How sad is your life man? You're the lowest of the low. Congratulations!
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#14 Aug 20, 2013
Crazy World wrote:
<quoted text>
You get my vote for biggest f'ing azzhole. I know your thing is trying to shock people with your hurtful comments. I just don't understand how someone lives to be so cruel to others. How sad is your life man? You're the lowest of the low. Congratulations!
I would be honored if you were somebody.

My own vote goes to Nate for using a tragedy to troll for an flame war, stated explicitly in comment #6.

I do not think I have ever heard of Australian baseball players before.
Crazy World

Cleveland, OH

#15 Aug 20, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>
I would be honored if you were somebody.
My own vote goes to Nate for using a tragedy to troll for an flame war, stated explicitly in comment #6.
I do not think I have ever heard of Australian baseball players before.
I'm a better human being than you will ever be. You're nothing but trash.

The world would be a lot better place without you. Maybe you'll fall off a cliff, get run over by a truck, or be shot in the back by a group of thugs. Put you out of your misery.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#16 Aug 20, 2013
Crazy World wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm a better human being than you will ever be. You're nothing but trash.
The world would be a lot better place without you. Maybe you'll fall off a cliff, get run over by a truck, or be shot in the back by a group of thugs. Put you out of your misery.
That certainly proves your superiority!

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#17 Aug 20, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
Two booners and a white-black. Or is it black-white?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/20/th...
A blight, pure and simple.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#18 Aug 20, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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I would be honored if you were somebody.
My own vote goes to Nate for using a tragedy to troll for an flame war, stated explicitly in comment #6.
I do not think I have ever heard of Australian baseball players before.
Because you're a moron. 31 Australians have played in Major League Baseball with seven still active today:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_Le...

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#19 Aug 20, 2013
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#20 Aug 20, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
Shocking...NBC and CBS run it as the #2 story...with no mention of race and no pictures of the perps. The reports lasted roughly one minute on both networks.
ABC never ran it. But they sure reveled in such drama as Filthy Filner in San Diego and the '72 Dolphins at the White House. Plus! Coming up! A new puppy at the White House! Pickpockets!
All three lead with the story of NOBODY getting shot in a school in Atlanta. ABC drags it out for seven minutes of a 22 minute newscast.
Wow. It's amazing how you know all of that yet you don't watch TV news.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#21 Aug 20, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Wow. It's amazing how you know all of that yet you don't watch TV news.
Dance, b!tch!

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