Chardon H.S. gunman pleads not guilty - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Late summer court date set for accused Chardon H.S. gunman

GEAUGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

TJ Lane's trial has been set for August 14th at 8:15 a.m. with Judge David L. Fuhry presiding.

The Chardon shooting suspect pled not guilty in court on Friday, June 8. That was his first appearance in adult court.

The teen is facing charges for fatally shooting three of his classmates and wounding three others inside Chardon High School.

Lane admitted to the shooting, and said he shot the victims in the head because he didn't want them to suffer. He said he had no idea how many people he shot. He also admitted to wearing a t-shirt to school that day that said "killer."

The deadly shootings occurred just before the start of classes on February 27 in the area of the High School's cafeteria.

Lane said he got the gun from his uncle's house the night before the rampage.

17-year-old Russell King, Jr., 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor and 16-year-old Demetrius Hewlin were killed. 17-year-old Nick Walczak remains paralyzed from the waist down.

18-year-old Joy Rickers and a 6th, unidentified victim were treated and released from the hospital.

If convicted, Lane could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Lane's bond was set at $1 million, despite the prosecutions request it be set at $2.5 million.

Lane's defense team mentioned that in the future, Lane may plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Copyright 2012 WOIO. All rights reserved.

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Police work to keep fair traffic problems at minimum

    Police work to keep fair traffic problems at minimum

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:29:16 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-09-19 11:20:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A lot of planning and preparation has been done to keep NEA District Fair traffic at a minimal cluster this year, officials said Monday.

    A lot of planning and preparation has been done to keep NEA District Fair traffic at a minimal cluster this year, officials said Monday.

  • Paragould baseball figure passes away

    Paragould baseball figure passes away

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-09-18 13:08:42 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-09-19 10:51:52 GMT
    Orland Crail (Source: GCT Baseball via Facebook)Orland Crail (Source: GCT Baseball via Facebook)

    A long-time baseball figure in Paragould has passed away.

    A long-time baseball figure in Paragould has passed away.

  • Restaurant looking for new owner

    Restaurant looking for new owner

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:55:34 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:10:37 GMT
    According to a Facebook post, the owners of Presley's Drive In in Jonesboro are looking to sell the restaurant. (Source: KAIT)According to a Facebook post, the owners of Presley's Drive In in Jonesboro are looking to sell the restaurant. (Source: KAIT)

    One of the oldest restaurants in Jonesboro is looking for a new owner. 

    One of the oldest restaurants in Jonesboro is looking for a new owner. 

Powered by Frankly