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Court identifies teens named in Australian's death


August 20. 2013 6:36PM
Associated Press

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(AP) Two Oklahoma teenagers accused of killing an Australian baseball player as he jogged are automatically being charged as adults.


Prosecutors charged 15-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. and 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna with first-degree murder on Tuesday. Police say the two killed 22-year-old Christopher Lane on Friday to overcome boredom. Under Oklahoma law, anyone who is 15 or older and facing a first-degree murder charge is automatically tried in adult court.


Also Tuesday, 17-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones was charged with being an accessory after the fact and with using a vehicle during the discharge of weapon. Jones is charged as a youthful offender but will still have his case heard in adult court.


No bond was set for the younger boys. Bond was set at $1 million for Jones.


Associated Press


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