Teen in Australian's slaying seeks juvenile status

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - The attorneys for one of three Oklahoma teens charged in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player are asking that their client be tried as a juvenile.

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.

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - The attorneys for one of three Oklahoma teens charged in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player are asking that their client be tried as a juvenile.

Michael Dewayne Jones is charged with being an accessory to murder in last month's shooting death of Christopher Lane. Jones, who is 17, is now charged as a youthful offender in adult court.

The Duncan Banner reports that Jones' attorneys filed a motion Monday asking that their client be certified as a juvenile. If convicted as a juvenile, Jones could be released from custody when he's 18.

Two other teens are charged as adults with first-degree murder in Lane's death.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, a judge delayed Jones' preliminary hearing until Nov. 6. It had been set for next week.

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