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Attorneys for Duncan teen accused in ‘boredom’ murder don’t want certain words used at trial

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Chancey Luna

DUNCAN, Okla. –  The attorneys for an Oklahoma teen who is accused in the “boredom” murder of Australian athlete Christopher Lane do not want certain words used at trial.

According to the Duncan Banner, Chancey Luna’s attorneys filed a motion arguing adjectives like “thugs,” “thrill killing,” and “bored” to describe the crime would be prejudicial.

Last month, Luna’s attorneys also filed a motion asking that the first-degree murder trial be moved out of Stephens County.

Luna, 17, and Michael Jones, 19, are both charged with first-degree murder in the August 2013 shooting death of Chris Lane.

Police have claimed Jones said they shot Lane because they were bored.

Both teens have pleaded not guilty.

A third teen allegedly involved in the murder, James Edwards, Jr., is being charged with accessory after the fact.

Last year, Edwards testified that he was in the car with Luna and Jones when Luna fired the fatal shot that killed Lane.

Luna and Jones’ trials are scheduled for April.

MORE: Full coverage of Christopher Lane’s story

 

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