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Teens go to trial in Chris Lane murder

A Stephens County judge says two of the three teens accused in the murder of Australian baseball player, Chris lane in August, will go to trial.

A Stephens County judge says two of the three teens accused in the murder of Australian baseball player, Chris lane in August will go to trial.

They're each charged with first degree murder.

The love for Australian baseball player, Chris Lane, 22, brought his girlfriend, Sarah Harper's family to the Stephens County courtroom, alongside the family of the three teens accused in his murder for the end of preliminary hearings.

Now, Chancey Luna, 16, and Michael Jones, 18, will go to trial charged with murder in the first degree.

James Edwards Jr., 16, will be a key witness in the case, as he gives his testimony in hopes of a lesser charge of accessory after the fact.

Whether or not the murder was premeditated will be debated during the trail.

In earlier proceedings, Edwards testified, after lane was shot, Luna told Jones in a parking lot "I thought there were blanks in there,"

Jones responded saying, "Yah, me too."

But a Duncan dispatcher said she overheard Jones tell another inmate while in a holding cell "We tried to shoot several others but we kept missing."

A friend of the three teens, Kjwan Martin,18, was also put on the stand and asked about the murder weapon, a .22 calibur revolver, but used his right to remain silent when questioned.

The gun is still missing.

The next step for Chancey Luna and James Edwards is their arraignment, which will be March 20th at 9 a.m.


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