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2 Oklahoma teens charged in slaying of Australia player

By: The Associated Press
August 20, 2013 Updated: August 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm
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photo - A memorial to Christopher Lane is shown Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, along the road where he was shot and killed, in Duncan, Okla. Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla., was in Duncan visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
A memorial to Christopher Lane is shown Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, along the road where he was shot and killed, in Duncan, Okla. Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla., was in Duncan visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) 

DUNCAN, Okla. — Oklahoma prosecutors have charged two teenage boys with first-degree murder in the random killing of an Australian baseball player as he jogged on a tree-lined road. A third teenager was charged with being an accessory.

Officers say 22-year-old Christopher Lane was shot dead in what Police Chief Dan Ford described as a thrill killing. Ford said a 17-year-old defendant told officers that the three teenagers were bored and shot Lane for "the fun of it."

Boys ages 15 and 16 were charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bond. Bond was set at $1 million for the 17-year-old, who was also accused of using a vehicle while a weapon was discharged.

The 17-year-old said in open court "I pulled the trigger" but the judge directed him to remain quiet.

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