GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — Oral arguments took place Wednesday at an appeals hearing for T.J. Lane that could send the case back to juvenile court.
Lane pleaded guilty to the murders of three Chardon High School students and the wounding of three others.
He was 17 when he carried a gun into Chardon High School in February 2012, opening fire and killing Demetrius Hewlin, 16, Russell King Jr., 17, and Daniel Parmertor, 16.
Their families were at the hearing. Lane was not.
Lane pleaded guilty in February 2013 and was given three life sentences without the possibility of parole.
The defense argued the judge did not specifically consider Lane's age when he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The prosecution said the judge referenced and reviewed Lane's age and maturity thoroughly throughout the trial.
It could take two weeks to six months for a ruling following Wednesday's hearing.
Lane is currently serving his time at the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio.