How does a kid get this evil? Chardon Shooter Gets Life Without Parole
How does a kid get this evil?
Chardon Shooter Gets Life Without Parole
Posted by Sam Allard on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM
TJ Lane was sentenced to three life sentences without parole, plus 17 years, for the Chardon shooting in February, 2012.
In the courtroom, Lane was wearing a white t-shirt with "KILLER" written in black marker across the chest. He was smirking through the duration of the proceedings and appeared to be fending off giggles as the family members of his victims made testimonials.
In general, he seemed delighted by the prospect of his notoriety and bored by the havoc he wreaked. Lane was bopping his head, rolling his eyes, and openly smiling through much of the judge's sentencing.
"You're evil," said the mother of one of the three boys killed in Lane's rampage. "Because of you our quiet little town will never be the same again."
The judge denied that Lane was ever mentally unstable or incompetent during the time of the incident. He said that Lane acted alone and has demonstrated and utter lack of remorse.
During his own statement, which his counsel advised against, Lane gave the courtroom the middle finger.
How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong. Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these. GeorgeWashingtonCarver