(Duncan, OK) Three Duncan, OK teens are charged in the murder of a Australian student last weekend.
Authorities said the teenagers conspired to kill an East Central University baseball player out of “boredom.”
It does not appear race played a factor in the murder.
Duncan police said one of the juvenile suspects confessed to the crime.
Officials in Stephens County have charged 15-year-old James Edwards Jr. and 16-year-old Chancey Luna with first-degree murder as adults.
In addition, 17-year-old Michael Jones is facing two felony counts of discharging a weapon and accessory to murder after the fact.
He is being charged as a juvenile.
The victim was 22-year-old Christopher Lane, a native of Australia.
He was visiting his girlfriend Friday afternoon when police say he was shot in the back during a drive-by while he was jogging.
According to Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford, Jones confessed that when they saw Lane jogging by, “we were bored, we had nothing to do, we decided we’d kill somebody.”
In Australia, Lane’s parents were stunned at the supposed motive.
“The way he was taken away, is so (expletive) pointless,” Lane’s father, Peter Lane, said. “Just so pointless.”