Teens charged in Australian's death back in court

By: KRISTI EATON Associated Press
By: KRISTI EATON Associated Press
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.

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) - Prosecutors have filed an additional charge against one of three teenagers accused in the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player in rural Oklahoma.

In court Tuesday, prosecutors accused James Francis Edwards Jr. of also being an accessory after the fact. They say Edwards asked someone to get rid of the gun allegedly used in last August's slaying of Christopher Lane.

According to the charges, Edwards called someone identified as "R.S." from the Stephens County jail between Aug. 16 and Dec. 31, 2013, and ordered him to dispose of the weapon.

Edwards was not present at court Tuesday, but two other teens charged in the crime were. Prosecutors have called one witness at the preliminary hearing - a house painter who heard gunshots and found Lane lying on the ground.

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