Teens charged in death of Australian due in court

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.

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