Posted on April 20, 2015

‘Bored’ Oklahoma Teen Convicted in Random ‘Thrill Kill’

Kevin Conlon, CNN, April 20, 2015

The bored teenager who gunned down a college baseball player in Oklahoma simply because he and his two friends “had nothing to do,” is now a convicted murderer.

Chancey Allen Luna was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday for his role in the August 2013 drive-by shooting of Christopher Lane, a 23-year-old college student in Duncan, about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City. Luna was 16 at the time of the shooting.

Chancy Luna

Chancey Luna

Lane, an Australian attending East Central University, was jogging when he was shot in the back by a gun fired by Luna.

Christopher Lane

Christopher Lane

A jury recommended Friday that Luna spend life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to court records. Because he was under 18 when the crime was committed, he is not eligible for the death penalty. {snip}

The vehicle’s driver, Michael Jones, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. {snip}

Prosecutors dropped first-degree murder charges filed against the third suspect, then only 15, after he agreed to testify against Luna and Jones, according to CNN affiliate KSWO. He will now be tried as a juvenile with accessory to murder after the fact.