Ohio Teen To Be Tried As Adult In School Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE: Thursday, May 24, 2012

A judge says a 17-year-old boy charged in the Ohio school shooting deaths of three students will be tried as an adult.

Authorities say T.J. Lane admitted firing at students sitting at a cafeteria table at Chardon High School east of Cleveland on Feb. 27.

A juvenile court judge ruled Thursday that Lane will be tried as an adult. He said he found probable evidence in all six charges for which Lane is charged.

Lane could face life in prison if he's convicted in adult court.

The shooting killed three students and seriously hurt two more. The motive remains unclear.

A psychiatrist has testified that Lane suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A police officer says an Ohio teenager charged with fatally shooting three students in a school cafeteria admitted killing the victims but didn't know why he did it.

The testimony emerged Thursday at a hearing in Chardon for 17-year-old T.J. Lane. A judge is expected to decide whether Lane will be tried as an adult.

Sheriff's Deputy Jon Bilicic testified that Lane was wearing a T-shirt with the word "Killer" when he was arrested about one mile from Chardon High School on Feb. 27.

One of the first officers at the scene, Chardon Patrolman Matt DeLisa, testified that he found the victims near a cafeteria table with lots of blood around.

The shooting killed three students and seriously hurt two more. A psychiatrist has testified that Lane suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies.


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