An Australian shot and killed during a visit to his girlfriend's home Friday lost his life because a group of young boys had nothing better to do. Three "bored" teenagers allegedly behind the shooting death of Christopher Lane were charged with the rising college baseball star's death Tuesday, citing an August 21 Fox News report.
Three teen boys suspected in the death of the ball player were formally charged by Stephens County prosecutors with first degree murder.
Arrested in the death of the Australian, shot randomly out of boredom, are three teens ( pictured here): Michael Jones, 17, Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards Jr, 15.
According to investigators, Jones drove the vehicle linked to the shooting, Edwards was in the front passenger seat and Luna, who sat in the rear, was the shooter.
Christopher Lane, originally from Melbourne, who was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, jogged past a home where the boys were at the time. At some point, they allegedly chose him as a target, got into a car and followed him.
At some point, Luna pulled out a .22 caliber revolver and shot Lane, who collapsed a short distance away.
Despite passersby's efforts to save him with CPR, the Australian, shot in the back, died a short time later at the scene, according to reports.
Jones, who's had several run-ins with the law, was in juvenile court earlier on another matter. Despite their ages, all suspects were charged as adults.
Some sources are mixed on who the actual shooter was. For instance, while Fox reports Luna as the shooter, Inquisitr says that Jones took responsibility in open court by saying, "I pulled the trigger," before the judge admonished him to be quiet.
However, all sources agree that at least one of the suspects said they shot the college ball player because they were bored and had nothing else to do with their time at the moment.
Even more shocking, authorities say one of the boys' Facebook page had this on his timeline: "Bang. Two drops in two hours," suggesting plans for a killing spree.
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