Ohio school shooter gets life in prison
T.J. Lane, wearing the word "killer" on his T-shirt in court Tuesday, had pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder.
March 19th, 2013
11:50 AM ET

Ohio school shooter gets life in prison

Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane should spend the rest of his life in prison in the deaths of three students last year, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Wearing a white T-shirt with the word "killer" written on it, Lane declined to allow his attorneys to present evidence on his behalf at the sentencing hearing before Geauga County Common Pleas Judge David L. Fuhry.

Lane pleaded guilty last month to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and weapons-related charges in the February 27, 2012, shooting at Chardon High School in northeastern Ohio.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

    March 19, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • ..

      Such as the Bible?

      March 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Shirwood

      Is that the same Voltaire as the Voltaire machine in Big with Tom Hanks? Lol

      March 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Egg Sandwich (my yoke broke)

      That was Zoltar. Voltaire was a character on Flash Gordon.

      March 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      Jeff Frank is correct!

      March 19, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    He'll get parole in 5 or 10 years. Then, thanks to the NRA, he can buy another gun at a gun show or from a private owner.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bradley

      No he won't. If that was how it worked, Kip Kinkel would've been out a long time ago.

      March 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    I doubt that bombo.
    I think he will rot in prison like charles m an son

    March 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Oleg

    I'll bet he is someone's boyfriend soon. He's just a little boy.

    March 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. BOMBO

    The t-shirt reminds me of an idea I had years ago. Assuming a prisoner is paroled, the crime he committed should be tattooed or branded on his forehead for all to see. You would know who to be careful around, if they have "thief", "molester" or "swindler" on their forehead.

    March 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      I read on another blog that a UPC symbol was "The mark of the beast." Will that do?

      March 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • AmS

      a judge did that to a girl, only with a sign, the supreme court ruled it as cruel and unusual punishment

      March 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    If you get released from prison (and he won't), for any felony, you are not eligible for the privledge of having a gun of any kind...ever.

    March 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. dazzle ©

    Such a charming young man with the word killer on his tee shirt. Rot in prison Lane.

    March 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Name s kel

      Hey dazzle ,yeah he has all the charm as what I stepped on one day.

      March 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Salena

    Are you going to throw a pity party for TJ too like you did with the rapists? I mean he was only 17? the rest of his life is ruined for this one little mistake he made! You should be ashamed

    March 20, 2013 at 4:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. TERRI

    3 lives is ONE LITTLE MISTAKE!?

    March 24, 2013 at 5:03 am | Report abuse | Reply

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