Accused Chardon High shooter back in court Saturday for pre-trial hearing
Accused Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane appeared in court again on Saturday. Lane looked on in Geauga County Common Pleas Court as the judge, prosecutors, and his defense team went over possible jury excuses.
Lane, now 18-years-old, is accused of opening fire in his high school cafeteria, killing three of his fellow students and wounding three others. He allegedly admitted to the shooting and, when asked why he did it, he reportedly responded “I have no idea. I don’t really understand it myself.” He filed a plea of not-guilty by reason of insanity.
He is charged with three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated attempted murder, and one count of felonious assault. He will be tried as an adult. Because of his age Lane is ineligible for the death penalty, but he faces up to three life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Trial is currently scheduled to begin Jan. 14.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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