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Three Oklahoma Teens Murdered a College Baseball Player Because They Were Bored (Video)
You know those news stories that make you wonder whether there is any hope for humanity?
Yeah, well, this is one of those.
As you’ve almost surely heard by now, last week three teenagers murdered a 22-year-old college baseball player who they happened to see jogging down the street…because they were f**king bored. It took place in the small town of Duncan, Oklahoma, just over an hour’s drive south of Oklahoma City.
The victim was Christopher Lane, a native of Melbourne, Australia, who played baseball at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Lane and his girlfriend, Sarah Harper, had recently returned from a visit with his family down under and were in Duncan to pay a visit to Harper’s family.
The teenagers arrested in this horrifying broad daylight murder are Chaney Allen Luna, 16; James Francis Edwards, 15; and Michael Dewayne Jones, 17. They told police that they were bored and made up their minds to kill somebody. So they got in Jones’ car, picked somebody out, and did the deed.
Yesterday, Luna and Edwards were charged as adults with felony murder in the first degree and face life in prison. Jones, meanwhile, was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. For some reason, he is being tried as a “youthful offender.”
But wait, it gets worse.
How, you ask? Well you see, apparently it took three whole minutes for the 911 dispatcher to send an ambulance, and seven whole minutes for paramedics to arrive.
Three minutes, 911 dispatcher? Really? None of this makes any damn sense at all.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah Harper and Christopher Lane’s family.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]