A few half-hearted waves to keep up appearances, then it’s time to get down to the real reason you’re at the game: devouring that turkey leg.
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Australian man attending an Oklahoma college on a baseball scholarship was shot and killed in what police described Monday as a random act of violence by three “bored” teenagers who decided to kill someone for the fun of it.
Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was found dead Friday while visiting the town of Duncan, where his girlfriend and her family live. Three boys, ages 15, 16, and 17, are in custody and face a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday a woman called 911 after she saw Lane stagger across the road and fall to the ground in the south-central Oklahoma town of about 24,000 residents. Ford said Lane, who was staying with his girlfriend and her family in Duncan, had jogged past a home where the three boys were staying. He said the shooting appeared to be completely random.
Autopsy results are pending. Ford wouldn’t say how many times Lane was shot.
Ford said the 17-year-old has given a detailed confession to police but that investigators have not been able to locate the weapon.
“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,'” Ford said. “The boy who has talked to us said: ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.'”
“They followed him in the car to that area, shot him in the back and drove off,” Ford said.
Ford told the television station KOCO in Oklahoma City that one of the teens said they shot Lane for “the fun of it.”
He said the district attorney is expected to file first-degree murder charges Tuesday, and all three will be arraigned at Stephens County District Court. It wasn’t known whether the three will be charged as adults or as juveniles. -ESPN
Thank god for Oklahoma having capital punishment. When i’m bored I take out a video game, I whip out the old sketch book, or hell, I’ll even visit the spank bank. Want to know what I don’t do? Go out and kill innocent people, but maybe it was just how I was raised. When I was young my dad (Happy Birthday old man!) always told me that I shouldn’t have my elbows on the table while i’m eating and that I should never go out and shoot people when i’m bored. Those two things go together like lamb and tuna fish. Chis Lane, a 22 year-old college student had his life cut short after these 3 morons (I will refrain from the words I would normally use because I have fucking taste) went out and killed him, because they “didn’t have anything to do”. Hey guys, I don’t have anything to do tomorrow after work, mind if I come by and take your head off with a baseball bat? It’s a damn shame that people like this exist.
PS- I am not one to glorify killers (i’m not the rolling stone), but these kids <sarcasm> are doing wonders for stereotypes. </sarcasm>
Tragedy struck this past week in Oklahoma, where an F-5, the largest of it’s class, tornado ravaged homes and lives in middle America. The focus of these events should be on helping the victims of the natural disaster, but I have to imagine that it will turn into a blame game sooner than later. People pointing fingers at who could have done what, and who’s fault it is. It’s no one’s fault, but mother natures. That’s why it’s called a natural disaster. In the next few days I can see politicians running to the front lines to argue their positions on the event for political gain. However, the only thing that should matter is the rebuilding of the lives the tornado had destroyed. If we just had more time we could have gotten Bill Paxton down there to show this ‘nado who’s boss, but lady nature answers to no one; Not even Bill Paxton.
On a more serious note, I’m sure there will be all types of statistics coming out about damage in dollars, injuries and unfortunately, deaths, but the number that matters at this point is 90999. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 dollars in relief for the victims of Oklahoma F-5 tornado, if I’m not mistaken it gets added right onto your cell phone bill, and every donation goes a long way. Stay safe Oklahoma, our thoughts and prayers are with you.