Attorney: TJ Lane to Accept Plea Deal
CHARDON, Ohio– Defense attorney Ian Friedman, who represents T.J. Lane, confirmed to FOX 8 I-Team Reporter Peggy Sinkovich Monday night that Lane will accept a plea deal Tuesday.
He’s expected in court at 9:30 a.m.
Earlier this month, a judge ordered the accused Chardon High School shooter to take additional testing to decide if he is competent to stand trial.
The results of those tests are expected to be announced in court Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the prosecution and defense both confirmed plea negotiations have been under way since December.
Lane is accused of opening fire at Chardon High School on Feb. 27, 2012, killing three students: 16-year-old Danny Parmertor, 16-year-old Demetrius Hewlin and 17-year-old Russell King, Jr. Three other students were injured.
Lane has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
If convicted, he faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.