August Trial Set For Accused Chardon Shooter

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Jun 13, 2012 7:39 am

A trial date is set for the teenager who pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting three students and wounding three more at a high school east of Cleveland.

The trial for 17-year-old T.J. Lane is scheduled Aug. 14 in Geauga County. He's being tried as an adult on charges of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault.
 
Prosecutors say Lane admitted taking a .22-caliber pistol to Chardon High School and firing at students on Feb. 27. A sheriff's deputy testified Lane was wearing a T-shirt with the word "Killer" when he was found.
 
Questions about Lane's mental competency came up when the case was in juvenile court, where a judge found him competent for trial. That issue may be revisited.
 
Lane could face life in prison if convicted.
 
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