Okla. Teen Gets Life in Prison for Shooting Death of Australian Student

Chancey Luna 
YouTube screenshot
Chancey Luna 
YouTube screenshot

An Oklahoma teen was sentenced to spend the remainder of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for the 2013 murder of an Australian student baseball player, Reuters reports.

Advertisement

Chancey Luna was 16 when he and two other teenagers drove by 22-year-old Christopher Lane and shot him to death as he was jogging in a residential area. Luna was tried as an adult. 

Prosecutors argued that Luna and his accomplices were bored when they shot the college student. 

Advertisement

One of the co-defendants, James Edwards Jr., took a plea deal with the prosecution, testifying against Luna and having his murder charge replaced with an accessory-after-the-fact count, the news wire notes.

Edwards testified last year at a preliminary hearing that the other teen, Michael Jones, was driving while Luna fired the gun from the back seat of the car. 

Jones was also sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in March, Reuters reports. 

Read more at Reuters.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION