Duncan teen accused in ‘boredom’ murder wants trial moved to different county

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DUNCAN, Okla. – An Oklahoma teen who is accused in the “boredom” murder of Australian athlete Christopher Lane wants his murder trial moved out of Stephens County.

According to KSWO, Chancey Luna’s attorneys filed a motion Friday asking that the first-degree murder trial be moved.

Luna‘s attorneys believe the teen can’t receive a fair trial in Stephens County or surrounding counties because of widespread publicity and high-profile nature of the case.

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.  Their trials are scheduled for April.

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

MORE: Full coverage of Christopher Lane’s story

 

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