Teens Charged With Murdering For Fun


oklahoma-murderersThree Oklahoma teenagers were charged on Tuesday with randomly targeting and killing a college basketball player out of boredom earlier this summer.

22-year-old Christopher Lane, an Australian transplant who went to school at Oklahoma’s East Central University, was visiting his girlfriend’s parents in the town of Duncan when he was shot in the back and killed.

In court, prosecutors accused 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna of pulling the trigger from the backseat of a car in which 15-year-old James Francis Edwards was sitting shotgun. The two were charged with murder while the driver, 17-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones, was charged with accessory to first-degree murder and using his car to discharge the weapon.

The prosecutor referred to the three as “thugs” and said Edwards, who had gotten in trouble with the law before the shooting too, “thinks it’s all a joke.”¬†Read more at ABC News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. It’s interesting how the media are reporting this case. Most aren’t mentioning the racial angle, but are publishing photographs that make it clear that the alleged murderers are black and the victim white.

    The NY Times, as is its wont, is ignoring the story entirely.

    But imagine if the races were reversed–white murderers, black victim. It would be all over the NY Times front page for days. It would be taken as symbolic of our nation¬ís racism, the victimization of blacks, blah blah blah.