On almost a year to the day since Russel King Jr., Demetrius Hewlin and Daniel Parmentour lost their lives in a senseless act of violence their killer has pleaded guilty to their murders. Today T.J. Lane was ruled competent to stand trial for the shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio. It was at this point that Lane’s attorney entered the guilty plea on behalf of his client.
Lane was 17 and waiting for the bust at Chardon that would have taken him to his alternative school. Instead of getting on the bus Lane entered Chardon armed with a .22 killing the aforementioned victims and wounding Joy Rickers and Nick Walczak. Mr. Walczak is now in a wheelchair because of the wounds he received at the hands of Lane.
Lane’s defense claimed that he suffered from visual and auditory hallucinations. A story that’s been tried many times before in school shootings and has yet to work.
Even with his guilty plea Lane is still looking at a life sentence since he was charged as an adult. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 19th.