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College Baseball Player Allegedly Murdered By ‘Bored’ Teens ‘For The Fun Of It’


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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Cristopher Lane was a 22 year-old college baseball player, an Australian native playing for East Central University in Oklahoma.

Lane was killed Friday, and three boys, ages 15, 16 and 17 are in custody and suspected of the murder.

Via CBSSports:

“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,’” [Duncan police chief Danny] Ford said. “The boy who has talked to us said: ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.’”

“They followed him in the car to that area, shot him in the back and drove off,” Ford said.

Ford also noted that the boys said they killed Lane for “the fun of it.”

The teens are expected to be charged with first degree murder.