“We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.”
One Oklahoma teen allegedly told police that was the reason he and his two friends decided to kill a man who was jogging near them.
The three teens, ages 15, 16 and 17, reportedly shot a baseball player for East Central Oklahoma University who was out for a jog in Duncan, Okla. on Friday. One of the teens told police they did it because they were bored, according to an ABCNews.com report.
The teens followed Chris Lane, 22, as he jogged, shot him in the back and left him to die on the side of a road, according to police. “They were bored and just wanted to see somebody die,” Duncan police chief Danny Ford told ABCNews.com. Police said a woman called 911 after seeing the dying man stagger across a road and collapse.
Amazingly, according to news reports, the three teens then went on Facebook bragging that they had killed a second person: “bang, two drops in two hours,” they reportedly wrote.
Chris Lane, who was in the United States on a baseball scholarship at the school in Ada, Okla. was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, which is about 85 miles from his campus when the shooting occurred, according to this ABC News report.
Lane’s girlfriend, Sarah Harper, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.: “He didn’t deserve any of this. It’s heartbreaking that it was such a random choice those guys made that drastically altered so many lives in the process.”
The three teens are in custody and face a court appearance Tuesday afternoon, according to news reports. Chief Ford said the district attorney is expected to file first-degree murder charges.
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