U.S. teens accused of killing Australian baseball player for 'the fun of it'
Published Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:02AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:23PM EDT
DUNCAN, Okla. -- 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, 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.