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TJ Lane sentenced to life in prison in Chardon shootings

11:21 AM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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CHARDON, Ohio -- The teenager who killed three students and wounded three more at Chardon High School last year has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Judge David Fuhry sentenced T.J. Lane to life in prison without parole on each of three aggravated murder charges. The sentences will run consecutively.

Lane's attorney Ian Friedman told the court during a sentencing hearing Tuesday that Lane did not wish his defense team to present any witnesses, statements or other evidence to mitigate his sentence.

When Lane addressed the court he flipped the middle finger and used profane language toward those in the courtroom including the victims' families.

Lane's guilty plea on Feb. 26 came on the eve of the anniversary of the attacks. Daniel Parmertor, Russell King Jr., and Demterius Hewlin were killed and three others were wounded, two seriously, including Nick Walczak who is now confined to a wheelchair.

Lane wasn't subject to the death penalty because he was 17 at the time of the crimes.

Associated Press

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