Luna trial: Tears on both sides as witnesses describe moments after Australian athlete was shot

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DUNCAN, Okla. - The case against an Oklahoma teen accused of murdering an Australian athlete continued on Wednesday.

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

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

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.

In this first full day of testimony in the trial of Chancey Luna, there were many tears from witnesses and family members of both the victim Christopher Lane and the young man on trial.

"It's hard for me to see him. I know him," said LaShae Davis, Luna's aunt.

Chancey Luna, 17, sat quietly all day as one by one he heard testimony from Duncan residents who had stopped to help Christopher Lane moments after he was shot.

Members of the jury heard the 911 call from a woman who saw Lane collapse. They also heard testimony from that woman.

One witness spoke of hearing the gunshot and then seeing a small black car speed by him.

Another witness was tearful as she described trying to revive Lane with CPR and then realizing he was dead.

Her testimony led to sobbing from a crowd of Christopher Lane's friends and family.

An OSBI agent and numerous members of the Duncan Police Department also testified, describing to the jury the scene when they arrived and the efforts to find the black car another witness reported seeing.

Chancey Luna's family was also tearful in court, saying outside of the courtroom their hearts go out to the victim's family.

"I just want y'all to pray for my family and their family and hopefully everything will work out right," Davis said.

Christopher Lane's family declined interviews Wednesday, saying they will wait until the trial ends to speak.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys say due to a gag order in this case they won't talk about the case until it is handed over to the jury.

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