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Gag order and autopsy released in Duncan murder of athlete


DUNCAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma judge announced he is placing a gag order on the case. This means restrictions placed on information on the case being made public.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The medical examiner has confirmed a single gunshot sent a bullet through Australian athlete Christopher Lane’s back, hitting both of his lungs and major arteries.

According to the M.E.’s report, the bullet entered through the upper left side of Lane’s back.

Then the bullet ricocheted inside his rib cage and eventually caused both of his lungs to collapse.

It also caused extensive bleeding after it perforated his pulmonary artery and aorta.

Three teens have been charged in the crime. Duncan murder suspects

Officials in Stephens County have charged 15-year-old James Edwards Jr. and 16-year-old Chancey Luna with first-degree murder.

Because they are juveniles, they cannot receive the death penalty but they could spend life in prison.

Michael Jones, 17, is facing two felony counts of discharging a weapon and accessory to murder after the fact.

He is being charged as a juvenile.

MORE: Full coverage of Christopher Lane’s story