Judge delays hearing on Australian player’s death

04 Feb

A judge won’t decide until spring whether three teenagers should stand trial for the shooting death of an Australian baseball player last summer in Oklahoma.

A preliminary hearing began Tuesday for two of the boys charged with murder. But the judge delayed their hearing until March because a witness asked to be represented by an attorney.

Earlier Tuesday, the third teenager charged, 16-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr., agreed to testify against his co-defendants if prosecutors reduce charges against him. The judge set his preliminary hearing for May.

Edwards testified that his friends believed the gun used in the crime contained only blanks. He said 16-year-old Chancey Luna shot and killed Christopher Lane from a car driven by 18-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones.



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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized



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