Cleveland judge reacts to TJ Lane's behavior in court - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Cleveland judge reacts to TJ Lane's behavior in court

Posted: Updated:
TJ Lanes smirks in court as victims families read impact statements TJ Lanes smirks in court as victims families read impact statements
TJ Lane (Source: Ohio Department of Corrections) TJ Lane (Source: Ohio Department of Corrections)
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Gigi's Cupcakes coming to Jonesboro

    Gigi's Cupcakes coming to Jonesboro

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:31:11 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development made a "sweet" announcement Tuesday: Gigi's Cupcakes is coming to Jonesboro. "Gigi's is to cupcakes like Starbucks is to coffee,"
    Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development made a "sweet" announcement Tuesday:  Gigi's Cupcakes is coming to Jonesboro.
  • Man, daughter injured in one-vehicle crash

    Man, daughter injured in one-vehicle crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:50:51 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon sent a Region 8 man and his 2-year-old daughter to a local hospital. The crash happened around noon at the intersection of Aggie and Red Wolf
    A one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon sent a Region 8 man and his 2-year-old daughter to a local hospital. The crash happened around noon at the intersection of Aggie and Red Wolf Boulevard.
  • Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Update: Memorial fund established for drowning victim

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:04:52 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
    Kyria Seymour of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 19, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN. A memorial fund has been created for an 11-year-old girl who died after she became trapped beneath a pipe in a water-filled ditch for 20 minutes.
CHARDON, OH (WOIO) -

When TJ Lane sat down once the judge was in the courtroom, he took off his outer shirt. For the first time Lane revealed his homemade t-shirt that read "killer" similar to the shirt he wore while pulling the trigger inside Chardon High school killing three a little more than a year ago.

It was just the first of several deplorable and disgusting moves by Lane in court. The smirks, the comment and the finger gesture.

We called the judge's office after the proceedings. His clerk read a prepared statement basically saying Judge David Fuhry never saw the t-shirt, otherwise he would have had Lane and the shirt removed.

19 Action News Reporter Dan DeRoos sat down with retired Judge Ellen Connally, who spent 24 years on the Cleveland Municipal bench.

"What kind of society -- what happens to a young man that creates, to me, it's the closest thing I've seen to Hannibal Lecter," said a shocked Connally.

As for the t-shirt, Connally said if it were her courtroom she would not have made Lane remove it either.

"I think the judge handled it very well. I think it would have caused more of a commotion and it would have given him more to say. So let him sit there. We all know what kind of a person he was," according to Connally.

Lane made a comment in court to family member about the same hand he used to pull the trigger, is the same hand he uses to masturbate. That along with smirking and almost laughing while families read their statements, all among the worst Judge Connally has ever seen. Connally reminds Lane, those already in prison are watching, too.

"Sort of as big and bad as he thinks he is now, it's going to be a whole different world when he goes to prison."

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.