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OK teen will testify against ‘bored’ friends in Australian athlete’s shooting death

Prosecutors in Oklahoma filed a motion on Tuesday to dismiss a first-degree murder charge against an Oklahoma teenager who has agreed to testify for the state against two of his friends accused of fatally shooting an Australian athlete a year ago. James Francis Edwards, Jr., 16, will face a new…

Fourth person charged in Oklahoma killing of Australian athlete

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – An Oklahoma man was charged on Monday as an accessory after the fact in connection with the killing last summer of an Australian athlete who had been attending a state university, prosecutors said. Oddesse Barnes, 22, was the fourth person charged in the…

Oklahoma teens to be tried as adults for killing Australian athlete Christopher Lane

(Reuters) – Two Oklahoma teenagers were ordered on Wednesday to stand trial as adults for the murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane, who was shot dead while jogging last year, an Oklahoma court clerk said. Stephens County Court Judge Jerry Herberger decided there was enough evidence to try Chancey…

Prosecutor: No race motive in shooting of Australian in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON — US prosecutors handling the case of two black teenagers accused of shooting dead a white Australian baseball player said Friday there was no evidence to suggest the killing was racially-motivated. The murder of Chris Lane, 22, in the small Oklahoma town of Duncan has triggered a race debate…

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