A fourth individual has been charged in connection to the killing of 23-year-old Australian baseball player Christopher Lane last August.

Oddesse Barnes, 22, was charged as an accessory after the fact in relation to the thrill that made national headlines, Reuters reported.

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Oddesse Barnes, 22, has been charged in connection to the death of Australian athlete Christopher Lane. (Image source: Stephens County Sheriff’s Office)

James Edwards Jr., Michael Dewayne Jones and Chancey Allen Luna had previously been charged with first-degree murder. It occurred in a small town in Oklahoma.

This combination made with booking photos provided by the Stephens County, Okla., Sheriffs Department, shows, from left, James Francis  Edwards Jr., 15, Michael Dewayne  Jones, 17, and Chancey Allen Luna, 16, all of Duncan, Okla. The three teenagers have been charged in connection with the killing of 22-year-old Australian collegiate baseball player Christopher Lane, 22. Luna and Edwards were charged with first-degree murder and, under Oklahoma law, will be tried as adults. Jones was accused of using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. He is considered a youthful offender but will be tried in adult court. Credit: AP

This combination made with booking photos provided by the Stephens County, Okla., Sheriffs Department, shows, from left, James Francis Edwards Jr., 15, Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, and Chancey Allen Luna, 16, all of Duncan, Okla. (AP)

One of the teens confessed to authorities that they had mercilessly gunned down the Melbourne resident, who was out for a jog, “for the fun of it.”

“He went by a residence where these three boys were, they picked him as a target, they went out and got in a vehicle and followed him,” Chief of Duncan Police Danny Ford said at the time.

“[They] came up from behind and basically shot him in the back with a small calibre weapon, then sped away,” he added.

Edwards has since agreed to testify against Jones and Luna in a possibly deal with prosecutors.

Jones and Luna, who have both pleaded not guilty, are scheduled to go to trial in August.

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