Oklahoma Thrill Kill
Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was randomly targeted, shot and killed by three teenagers as he jogged — all because they wanted to avoid the boredom of an Oklahoma summer day.

Related Articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • Oklahoma driver gets life in prison for involvement in Australian's fatal shooting

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma driver involved in the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and said he hoped to be forgiven. Michael DeWayne Jones, 19, of Duncan, was sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in about 36 years.

  • Teen charged in Australian’s death asks for juvenile status

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DUNCAN — Attorneys for a 17-year-old charged as an adult in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player are asking the court to reconsider a decision that he be tried as an adult. Chancey Luna is charged with first-degree murder in the August 2013 shooting death of 22-year-old...

  • Murder defendant accused of shooting Australian baseball player in Duncan, OK, wants trial moved

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Chancey Allen Luna complains he cannot get a fair trial in Stephens County due to the “substantial and overwhelming pretrial publicity.” His jury trial is set to begin in April.

  • Duncan teenager charged, accessory to murder for drive-by

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    DUNCAN — An Oklahoma teenager has been charged as an adult with accessory to first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of an Australian college student. The 17-year-old, who was 15 at the time, was originally charged with first-degree murder. His charge was reduced on Thursday after...

  • Hearing delayed in Duncan baseball player slaying

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    DUNCAN — A preliminary hearing has been postponed for a southern Oklahoma man charged with helping two people hide the gun used to shoot a baseball player from Australia. A local newspaper reports that a hearing set for Wednesday for 22-year-old Oddesse Barnes has been moved to Nov. 18....

  • Murder trial for Michael Dewayne Jones, 18, of Duncan, reset to April.

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    The murder trial of Michael Dewayne Jones, who is accused of driving the car when an Australian man was fatally shot, has been delayed until April.

  • Teen charged in Australian’s death due in court

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    DUNCAN — A teenager charged in the shooting death of an Oklahoma college baseball player from Australia is due in court. Sixteen-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. is due in court Tuesday in Duncan. He’s charged with first-degree murder and accessory after the fact in the death of 22-year-old...

  • Hearing delayed for teen charged in Duncan death

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014

    DUNCAN — A hearing has been delayed for an Oklahoma teenager charged in the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player.

  • Fourth Duncan resident charged in Australian's fatal shooting

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Oddesse John David Barnes faces charge as accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.



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