Life Sentence for Ohio Teen Shooter
CHARDON, Ohio - T.J. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting three students in an Ohio high school cafeteria,
and he was given three life sentences Tuesday.
Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting, but said he didn't know why he did it.
Lane smiled and smirked throughout the sentencing, including when four relatives of the victims spoke.
At the start of the hearing, he unbuttoned his dress shirt to reveal the t-shirt reading "killer,"
which a prosecutor noted was similar to one he wore during the shooting.
At one point, he swiveled in his chair toward where his own family members and
those of the slain teens sat, and cursing at them, and raising his middle finger toward them.
Prosecutors say Lane took a pistol and a knife to the school and fired 10 shots at a group of
students in a cafeteria.
He had been at the school waiting for a bus to the alternative school he attended.
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