Trial postponed in ECU baseball player's murder

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - The trial for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player has been postponed until April.

The Duncan Banner reports Chancey Luna has been charged with first-degree murder in Chris Lane's death. Luna faces a possible death penalty if found guilty. He had been scheduled to go on trial next month.

One of Luna's attorneys filed the postponement motion, because he says the state is still working on providing defense lawyers with cellphone records.

The trial for Michael Jones, who also was charged in Lane's death, has also been postponed until April.

A gag order is in place that prevents lawyers from discussing the case outside of court.

Lane was shot last summer while jogging along a Duncan road while visiting his girlfriend's parents.

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