Joint Motion Filed to Continue T.J. Lane Trial

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T.J. Lane

CHARDON — A joint motion was filed on Friday to continue the trial of the Chardon High School student accused of opening fire inside the school and killing three classmates.

T.J. Lane’s trial was originally scheduled to begin on Nov. 26, 2012.  It was continued once and rescheduled for Jan. 14.

The latest motion will be discussed at a pretrial hearing on Monday.

Lane, 18, was 17 at the time of the Feb. 27 shootings.  He is charged as an adult with aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault.

Daniel Parmertor, 16, Demetrius Hewlin, 17, and Russell King, Jr., 17, died from the wounds inflicted that day.

Joy Rickers and Nick Walczak were hurt.  A sixth student was grazed by a bullet.

If convicted, Lane faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.

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