Oklahoman admits role in Australian’s shooting death

Ponca City Now - September 10, 2015 8:01 am

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma man has admitted his role in the fatal shooting of an Australian college baseball player and has been ordered to prison boot camp pending his sentencing next year.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1JW0jAu ) reports that 18-year-old James Edwards Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to being an accessory to murder in the killing of 22-year-old Christopher Lane.

Edwards faces up to 45 years in prison. A judge on Wednesday ordered him to prison boot camp in Alva. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 14.

Lane, from Melbourne, Australia, was in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship. He was preparing for his senior year at East Central University in Ada and was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan in August 2013 when he was shot.

 

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