Gag order issued in thrill killing case
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - The judge overseeing the case of three teens charged in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player has issued a gag order.
Stephens County Special Judge Jerry Herberger issued an Order Prohibiting Extrajudicial Statements on Tuesday at the request of District Attorney Jason Hicks.
The order applies to all parties involved in the case, including attorneys and law enforcement, and prohibits them from talking to the news media.
Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Lane of Melbourne died Aug. 16 in Duncan. Police say three teenagers targeted Lane at random.
Sixteen-year-old Chancey Allen Luna and 15-year-old James Francis Edwards, Jr. have been charged as adults with first-degree murder.
Seventeen-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder.
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