T.J. Lane unbuttons his shirt during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP)
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UPDATE, 9/12 — 1:30 a.m. ET: Authorities have taken T.J. lane into custody, according to multiple reports.
BREAKING: T.J. Lane is in custody, Ohio officials tell me. Other escapee still on the loose.— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) September 12, 2014
BREAKING: TJ Lane is in custody. Details to follow. Watch LIVE COVERAGE online soon: http://t.co/XZh0on4uao— WEWS NewsChannel5 (@WEWS) September 12, 2014
Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane, who has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of three teenagers, has escaped from the Allen County Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio, according to Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish.
The Lima Police Department confirmed on Facebook Thursday night that Lane escaped with fellow inmate Clifford E. Opperud, 45.
The police department is also asking residents not to tweet or post about the locations of officers while they search for Lane.
Police did not release any further information on how the inmates escaped from prison.
T.J. Lane unbuttons his shirt during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. (AP)
Lane, who infamously attended a court hearing wearing a t-shirt with the word “KILLER” written on it, is currently serving multiple life sentences for fatally shooting Daniel Parmertor, 16, Russell King, Jr., 17, Demetrius Hewlin, 17, at Chardon High School on Feb. 27, 2012. He also wounded others.
Lane pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault.
The shooter showed little remorse during his trial in March of 2013, giving the middle finger to the victims’ families and saying “f*** you all.”
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