Hearing delayed for teens charged in Duncan death

By: From Wire Reports, The Oklahoman
By: From Wire Reports, The Oklahoman
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - A judge has delayed this week

Chancey Allen Luna, 16, left, and James Francis Edwards, 15, center, have been charged with first degree murder; at right, the driver of the car, Michael Dewayne Jones, has been charged with an accessory to the crime. / CBS

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - A judge has delayed this week's preliminary hearing for three Oklahoma teenagers charged in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player.

The three teens were due in court Wednesday in Duncan, where 22-year-old Christopher Lane was shot to death while jogging in August. The Oklahoman reports that the hearing for 16-year-old Chancey Luna, 16-year-old James Edwards Jr. and 17-year-old Michael Jones has been postponed until Feb. 4.

All three are charged as adults with first-degree murder.

Special Judge Jerry Herberger on Monday granted the delay so defense attorneys have more time to review information turned over by prosecutors this month. Luna's attorneys have also asked the judge to bar the public and media from attending the preliminary hearing, but the judge has not yet ruled on the request.

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