Chardon Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty



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CHARDON, Ohio — The teen suspect accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at Chardon High School has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

The attorney for T.J. Lane, 18, filed the plea in Geauga County Court Monday.

Lane was transferred to Geauga County Safety Center, an adult facility on September 24th. The Portage-Geauga Detention Center, where Lane has been held since his arrest, requested the move.

Lane turned 18 September 19.

Lane is charged with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault in connection to the February shooting at Chardon High School.

Lane has pleaded not guilty to firing the shots that killed Daniel Parmertor, 16, Demetrius Hewlin, 17, and Russell King, Jr., 17 on Feb. 27.

He is also accused of wounding students Joy Rickers and Nick Walczak. A sixth student, Nate Mueller, was grazed by a bullet.

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