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Okla. teens charged in "thrill kill" slaying

3 years 5 months 2 days ago August 20, 2013 Aug 20, 2013 Tuesday, August 20 2013 August 20, 2013 2:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

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 officers that the three teenagers were bored and shot Lane for "the fun of it."

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 said in open court "I pulled the trigger" but the judge directed him to remain quiet.

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