3 Oklahoma teens gun down Australian jogger because "they were bored"

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SURPRISE....NOT BTW NONE of the U.S. media sources show pictures...ALL of the Australian news sources LEAD with the pictures...
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The killing of an Australian man who was in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship has brought grief to his hometown and to the small Oklahoma town where he was shot to death. Three teens have been arrested for the crime; one suspect says they simply had nothing better to do, the police report.

Christopher Lane, 22, was reportedly shot in the back as he jogged down a road in Duncan, Okla., in the middle of the afternoon last Friday. He was a victim of random violence, police say, after three teens — ages 15, 16, and 17 — saw him pass a house they were in. They allegedly got in a car, followed Lane, and shot him.

The 17-year-old suspect, who police say confessed to the crime Sunday, said the boys were bored and "they just wanted to see [someone] die, or kill someone," Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said, according to .

Witnesses say that they saw Lane stagger across the road and collapse, before moving to the side of the street.

"One lady began CPR; another lady stopped and called 911," Ford tells Australia's . About an hour later, Lane died at a local hospital.

Ford says the 17-year-old admits to driving the car and has identified the 16-year-old as the one who fired the gun, reports Australia's .

The two younger suspects "have suffered tragic lives, their parents said," according to News 9. "The 15-year-old's mother is in jail. The 16-year-old last year dealt with the death of his stepfather and brother."

The suspects are expected to be arraigned and formally charged Tuesday.

Lane played catcher for the baseball team at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Just a week ago, he had returned from a summer trip home to Australia along with his American girlfriend, Sarah Harper; when he was killed, he was visiting her hometown of Duncan.

"He loved his family and friends more than anything in the world," Harper tells the . "If you could hand pick qualities for a perfect person he would be the final product."

Lane had planned to return to Ada for his senior year this week.

In Duncan, a resident is organizing a 5K run to honor Lane. The resident, Sonya Hill, says her son often runs on Country Club Road, where Lane was killed. She tells that she believes the Harper family will use the money to start a scholarship in Lane's name.

The paper also reports that people are donating money to help the Harper family travel to Australia for Lane's memorial service.

But in Australia, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, a noted advocate of gun control, is telling people to stay away from America.

"Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice," Fischer said Monday, according to the . He continued:

"This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows.

"People should take this into account before going to the United States.

"I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers [but] it's a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA.

"There is a gun for almost every American."

The story has been front-and-center in Australia's media since Friday, with news outlets sending reporters to Oklahoma to cover the case.

Robert Penfold, a correspondent for Channel 9 Australia, who tells the that Lane's death "has been the lead, the main story in Australia even though there is an election going on there at the moment."

"In Australia it's waking up and finding that a nice young man with a lovely American girlfriend is gunned down and his body was found on the side of the street," he said. "In the Bushland that's frightening."

A was set up on Facebook this week. It has already drawn the support of more than 30,000 people, and hundreds of comments from people in the United States and Australia.
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I'm disappointed the victim was Australian because we were gypped out of a barrage of @ShooterMcGavin jokes.
 

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Right.........nice facebook page posts.
And holy tits on the news caster!!!
 

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Their parents are saying that none of them were involved in any gangs.



So I guess Mikey on the right there is a hay fever sufferer... or perhaps he's a desperado or a cattle rustler of some sort.
 
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Their parents are saying that none of them were involved in any gangs.



So I guess Mikey on the right there is a hay fever sufferer... or perhaps he's a desperado or a cattle rustler of some sort.
Clearly, he's afraid of bird flu.
 

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Hoping there's a good Chauncey that they are tried as adults...a gee gee gee....
 

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When I heard this happened in OK my immediate thought was "that's unusual for around here, I wonder what kind of young gentleman they were..."
Turns out I was right...
 

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Al Sharpton and Sybrina in 5....4....3....2....1
 
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When I heard this happened in OK my immediate thought was "that's unusual for around here, I wonder what kind of young gentleman they were..."
Turns out I was right...
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2. Blacks are so much more likely than Americans of other races to commit crimes that police may be justified in stopping and questioning them more frequently – just as they stop men more often than women and young people more often than old people.
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They're just angels being targeted by the evil racist State of Okkklahoma. #justiceforEdLuJo #justicefor
 
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From Chancey's FB page...



Guess he has some sort of palsy that makes his hands do weird things...
 

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Another victim of tolerance.
 

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Clearly, that white boy was chasing those 'yutes and taunting them with racist names.

He axed for it, and he's got it, yo.
 

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This was on Foxnews.com : odd, I see their pictures on Australian news...
To be fair, American news outlets generally don't name or show photos of minors accused of crimes until/unless they're officially charged as adults. There have been exceptions, but that's the general rule. Aussies may not have that rule, or are applying the "it's foreign so it don't count" exception.