Ohio School Shooting

Defense files motion to allow mental health experts in jail


Defense attorneys for accused Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane filed a motion Tuesday morning, September 25, asking Judge David L. Fuhry to permit mental health experts to visit Lane in jail.

Lane was moved from the Portage-Geauga Juvenile Detention Center in Ravenna, GA, to an adult facility, the Geauga County Safety Center, on Monday September 24.

Defense attorneys argue in their motion that “[s]aid request will permit retained defense experts to assist in preparation and presentation of defenses to the charges in the indictment.” They write that such access for mental experts is guaranteed by both the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 10, of the Ohio Constitution.

Lane is accused of entering the Chardon High School cafeteria on February 27 and opening fire shooting six students and killing three.

You can read the full defense motion in Wild About Trial’s “Legal Documents” section for the Ohio School Shooting.

Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial

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