This is one of those stories that make you really question the direction our society is headed in. Three high school boys, ages 15, 16 and 17, have admitted to murdering East Central University baseball player, Christopher Lane. According to CBS Sports, the three boys said they did it for “the fun of it.”
Police chief Danny Ford released this statement:
“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: There’s our target. The boy who has talked to us said: ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody. They followed him in the car to that area, shot him in the back and drove off.”
Christopher Lane was just 22 years old and had returned to Oklahoma last week from his native country, Australia, in order to begin the new school year. First-degree murder charges are expected, but prosecutors are now trying to decide whether to try the boys as juveniles or adults.