LIVE BLOG: TJ Lane Trial to be Delayed

Posted on: 8:50 am, December 6, 2012, by , updated on: 10:11am, January 7, 2013

CHARDON, Ohio — The teenager accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at Chardon High School last February was back in court Monday morning.

Monday’s appearance was supposed to be 18-year-old T.J. Lane’s final pretrial hearing; but last week, both the prosecution and the defense asked the judge for a continuance in the case.

Judge David Fuhry granted that request on Monday.  A meeting will be held later this week to determine a new trial date, which was initially scheduled for January 14.

Lane, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, is charged as an adult with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault.

He is accused of killing classmates Daniel Parmertor, 16, Demetrius Hewlin, 17, and Russell King, Jr., 17, and wounding three others at Chardon High School on Feb. 27.

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Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:34 am

Court adjourned.

Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:33 am

Judge Fuhry: The jurors that are on-call will be discharged. A new group of jurors will be selected upon start of trial.

Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:32 am

The meeting will occur sometime this month.

Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:31 am

Judge Fuhry grants continuance.

Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:30 am

Judge Fuhry suggests a meeting to schedule a continuance.

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Judge Fuhry reveals motions filed by the defense.

Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:26 am

Lane led into the courtroom, takes his seat.

Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:25 am

Lane’s grandparents take their seats in court.

Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:23 am

Attorneys are in court. Court officers appear to be prepping for Lane’s arrival.

Lindsay Buckingham January 7, 20139:08 am

The scheduled 9 a.m. hearing is running late.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201211:28 am

Another Lane family member refuses to be filmed or recorded during the proceeding. He’s an elderly gentleman.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:59 am

Lane is expressionless, staring straight ahead towards the witness stand.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:54 am

Another witness has just refused to be recorded or filmed during the hearing. We’ll resume the blog as soon as we can.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:49 am

Lane is fidgeting in his chair while his family members speak on the stand. He occasionally cracks his knuckles and looks down at his hands.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:41 am

A T.J. Lane family member just objected to being recorded and filmed during the proceeding. If you’re watching the live feed, that’s why the audio is no longer available.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:39 am

Court back in session.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:22 am

More witnesses to testify when recess is over.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:22 am

Judge orders 10 minute break.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:20 am

Prosecutor presses Lane’s mom for private conversation information. Lane’s mom says, “We were trying to make sense of everything we were being told (by police).”

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:18 am

Lane’s mom: “I remember specific things, I just can’t remember the sequence of how everything went.”

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:18 am

Prosecutor: “What were these private conversations?” Lane’s mom: “We were just trying to figure out what happened.”

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:17 am

Lane’s mom asked if she discontinued private conversations during police questioning in her home. She said, “No.”

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:16 am

Lane’s mom says she has trouble remembering things after the shooting because she was so upset.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 201210:04 am

Lane’s mom on the stand talking about day of shooting.

Lindsay Buckingham December 19, 20129:09 am

A suppression hearing for T.J. Lane was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., but appears to be running late.

Jessica Dabrowski December 6, 20128:11 pm

Watch a portion of T.J. Lane’s interrogation here:

http://fox8.com/2012/12/06/chardon-shooting-suspect-wore-shocking-shirt/

Jessica Dabrowski December 6, 20122:29 pm

The hearing has ended. No ruling was made.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:54 pm

Video: Lane says he had psychological problems when he was younger. Lane says he felt he had mental issues up until the shooting.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:53 pm

Another interview clip to be played.

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Delisa says he thought Lane had mental issues because Lane said so during interview.

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Video: Delisa asks Lane if he understands rights as he writes a statement. Lane says he understands them.

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Another portion of interview played .

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Delisa: Lane knew giving statement was voluntary.

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Delisa says Lane was asked if he understood Miranda rights. Lane said he remembered the rights.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:49 pm

Delisa: I asked Lane to fill out written statement at end of interview.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:48 pm

Delisa talks about meeting with Lane at the sheriff’s office, says he took part in interview.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:47 pm

Delisa identifies Lane in court.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:46 pm

State calls Chardon Patrolman Matthew Delisa to the stand.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:43 pm

Lane is lightly rocking in his seat, still with hands clasped, expressionless.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:42 pm

Graley says he deals with a lot of people who say things like that, some turn out to be untrue.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:42 pm

Defense asks Graley if he thought Lane had issues after hearing him say he heard voices. Graley said no.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:39 pm

Defense: Lane said repeatedly he didn’t understand why he committed crime. Detectives continued questioning him.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:37 pm

Graley: We didn’t tell Lane that a student had died until close to the end of the interview.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:35 pm

Defense confirms that interrogators didn’t read Lane rights until after three hours of interviews.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:29 pm

Defense questioning Graley now.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:28 pm

Graley: Communications with Lane went very well. Had no trouble understanding him.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:28 pm

Graley: Lane seemed rather intelligent.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:27 pm

Video: After reading Miranda rights again, Lane signs waiver then says he wants to continue talking.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:26 pm

Video: Lane acknowledges hearing rights, says he doesn’t remember all of them. Graley then reads the Miranda rights to Lane again.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:25 pm

Another portion of interview to be played.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:24 pm

Graley: I wanted to make sure he understood them, so I went over them again.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:24 pm

Graley says he discussed rights with Lane.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:23 pm

Graley asked to recite Miranda rights.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:22 pm

Video: Lane tells Graley he hears voices.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:22 pm

Graley: Lane came out of the bathroom and told us there was something else he wanted to say.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:21 pm

Video: Lane talks to Graley about wanting to become a psychologist.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:20 pm

Video: Graley asks Lane his date of birth. Lane is sitting handcuffed in a chair.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:19 pm

Another portion of interview played.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:18 pm

Prosecutor hands Graley disc and transcript of interview with Lane.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:18 pm

Detective Graley describes hearing about shooting, being asked to participate in interview.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:17 pm

Detective Graley identifies Lane in court.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:16 pm

Lane appears calm, sitting with hands clasped and occasionally cracking his neck.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:15 pm

State calls Geauga County Sheriff’s detective Aaron Graley to the stand.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20121:14 pm

TJ Lane re-enters court.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201212:10 pm

Lane escorted out of the courtroom.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201212:10 pm

Judge issues break until 1 p.m.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201212:00 pm

Defense questioning Vetter over not telling Lane of the consequences of his actions.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:57 am

Vetter: Correct.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:57 am

Defense to Vetter: 5-hour interrogation with short breaks with Lane, correct?

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:48 am

Vetter: When I talked to Bilicic in the hall, my questioning was brief. Asked if he read Miranda. Bilicic said Lane admitted to shooting.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:46 am

Defense questioning Vetter now.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:46 am

Judge Fuhry to Vetter: Did you ask Lane about incident? Vetter: Yes. Fuhry: Did he ever decline to answer? Vetter: No.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:45 am

Vetter: Lane did not appear to have mental issues.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:43 am

Vetter: Lane was cooperative, coherent. Answers always on-target. He was cordial, polite.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:43 am

Video: Lane signs waiver for rights, says he understands what it means.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:43 am

Another clip played.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:42 am

Vetter: Lane said he understood his statements were voluntarily.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:42 am

Lane appears calm when asked questions by Vetter; specifically, about school.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:41 am

Video: Lane said kids went to Lake Academy for negative reasons, but he wanted to go there so he could work.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:40 am

Another clip about to be played in court.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:40 am

Vetter: Lane was happy about attending Lake Academy. Excited to work and go to school.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:39 am

Lane appears in scrubs on the video.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:38 am

Video: Lane says he’s in 11th grade; he’s a “B” student.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:38 am

Another clip to be played from interview.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:37 am

Video: Vetter asks Lane if rights were read. Lane answers “Yes.”

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:36 am

Prosecutor to play portion of interview with Lane.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:35 am

Prosecutor hands Vetter excerpt of interview with Lane.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:34 am

Vetter: Deputy Bilicic said Miranda rights were read. Lane knew the rights were read.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:33 am

Vetter recites Miranda rights.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:33 am

Vetter: Lane was cold when he got to station. Gave him dry clothes, made him comfortable.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:32 am

Vetter identifies Lane in court.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:32 am

Vetter: Asked to participate in interviewing T.J. Lane.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:30 am

State calls Detective Juanita Vetter to the stand.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:27 am

Deputy Bilicic: I asked Lane if anyone else was involved. He said no.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:25 am

Deputy Bilicic: Lane said he didn’t know why he shot people.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:24 am

Deputy Bilicic: Something was wrong, sure.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:24 am

Defense to Deputy Bilicic: Did it occur to you while driving Lane to sheriff’s office that he had mental problems?

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:21 am

Objection overruled.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:19 am

Prosecutor objects, approaches bench.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:19 am

Defense to Officer Bilicic: You asked Lane several times why he did the crime and he answered several times, “I don’t know.”

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:18 am

Defense to Officer Bilicic: You asked Lane what happened and he said “I shot people.”

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:16 am

Defense questioning Officer Bilicic now.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:16 am

Officer Bilicic: Lane replied “yes” when asked if he understood his rights.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:15 am

Officer Bilicic: Communication between Lane was fine during arrest.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:15 am

Officer Bilicic: Lane was shivering, wet at the time of his arrest.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:13 am

Prosecutor about to play arrest video clip in court.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:11 am

Officer Bilicic just asked to recite Miranda rights.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:10 am

Officer Bilicic: I handcuffed Lane, put him in back of my car. Read him his rights.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:10 am

Officer Bilicic: The suspect on north side of the roadway, sitting in a ditch.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:09 am

Officer Bilicic: On day of shooting, received description of shooter, checked area of high school.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:08 am

Geauga County Sheriff’s Officer Jonathon Bilicic on the stand.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:06 am

The state just called arresting officer to the stand.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:06 am

Defense: Officers tag-teamed interrogation. Officers were aware Lane said he had heard voices since he was a kid. Officers ignored it.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:04 am

Defense: T.J.’s emotional state part of motion to suppress.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:03 am

Defense: Three hours and 45 minutes after interrogation, T.J. couldn’t remember his rights. Officer had him sign waiver of rights, continued with interrogation.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201211:00 am

Prosecutors: Lane’s attorneys allege he was not properly made aware of his rights when he spoke with officers after the shooting.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201210:59 am

Witnesses asked to be removed from the courtroom.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201210:57 am

TJ Lane has just entered the courtroom.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201210:56 am

It appears the hearing is about to start soon. Most are seated and doors have been closed.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 201210:52 am

Attorneys just entered the courtroom.

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Reporters wait for the hearing to begin.

Lindsay Buckingham December 6, 20129:43 am

A court official just came out and told reporters that the hearing is not yet ready to begin.