Ohio School Shooting

Judge: Statements made by shooter’s family members are admissible

A judge ruled Thursday that conversation between accused Chardon High shooter T.J. Lane’s family members in a police interview room will be admissible at trial.

Common Pleas Judge David Fuhry ruled Thursday that Lane’s family “knew or should have known that this was an interrogation room and not a private area where private conversations can take place.”

Fuhry said there is “no reasonable expectation that conversations outside the presence of police officers will be private when they are conducted in what is obviously a police interrogation room.”

He also ruled last week that statements Lane made to police officers in the interrogation room will also be admissible.

Lane is accused of opening fire in his high school cafeteria, killing three students and wounding three others. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial

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