DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Three Oklahoma teenagers accused of fatally shooting an Australian baseball player because they were bored are due in court.
Prosecutors say 22-year-old Chris Lane was gunned down as he jogged last summer while visiting his girlfriend's parents in Duncan, a town about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City.
Lane, who was from Melbourne, had been preparing for his senior season at East Central University when he died.
First-degree murder charges have been filed against 18-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones and two 16-year-olds, Chancey Allen Luna and James Francis Edwards Jr. All three are expected in court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Police have said Jones told authorities the boys were "bored" when they targeted Lane. Autopsy results showed that Lane died from a gunshot wound to the back.