Jury selected for high-profile ‘boredom’ murder case, opening statements begin Tuesday

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DUNCAN, Okla. – The jury has been selected in a high-profile “boredom” murder case.

Chancey Luna is charged with murder in the August 2013 shooting death of Christopher Lane.

Earlier this week, 400 jurors were summoned to see who will sit on a jury for the case against Luna.

Tuesday, the jury was selected.

According to KSWO, the jury is made up of seven white men and five white women.

All of the jurors are reportedly middle-aged or younger.

Opening statements are set to begin at 1:30 p.m.

Lane was shot to death while jogging near his girlfriend’s home in Duncan.

Christopher Lane and girlfriend Sarah Harper

Christopher Lane and girlfriend Sarah Harper

Shortly after the Australian athlete’s death, three teenagers were arrested for the crime.

Michael Jones, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case.

He was sentenced to life in prison last month.

Jones initially told police that he and Luna shot Lane because ‘they were bored.’

A third teenager, James Edwards, Jr., is being charged with accessory after the fact.

 

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