Defense: T.J. Lane Did Not Know His Rights

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CHARDON --  The defense for suspected Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane, 18,  asked a judge Thursday to throw out statements made by Lane shortly after the shooting that left three students dead back in February.

According to the defense, Lane was not properly read his Miranda rights by the Geauga County Sheriff's Office and Chardon Police Department while being interrogated for five and a half hours after the shooting.

Prosecutors maintain Lane was correctly read his Miranda rights when he was first picked up by deputies.

But defense attorneys say Lane did not know his rights when questioned by detectives a second time.

The prosecution called four different witnesses to testify that officers followed proper procedure when Lane admitted to shooting at students.

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The judge says he will make a decision on the suppression in the next 10 days.

Lane is set to go to trial on Jan. 14.

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