Attorneys for Duncan teen accused in ‘boredom’ murder don’t want certain words used at trial
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.
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.
Luna and Jones’ trials are scheduled for April.