CHARDON, OH -- Seven months after pleading guilty to the murders of three Chardon High School students and the wounding of three others, attorneys for T.J. Lane have filed an appeal that could send the case back to juvenile court for trial.
Lane was 17 when he carried a gun into Chardon High School in February 2012, opening fire in the school cafeteria and killing Demetrius Hewlin, 16, Russell King Jr., 17, and Daniel Parmertor, 16.
He pleaded guilty in February 2013 and was given three life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Lane is currently serving his time at the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio. Department of corrections spokesperson Ricky Seyfang confirms that during his first seven months in prison, he has been disciplined three times.
Lane was given a ten-day cell isolation in July for violating a prison rule forbidding 'self mutilation or tattooing," according to Seyfang. He was also disciplined with recreational restriction in August and again in October for refusing to carry out an assignment.