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Oklahoma teen may testify for lesser charge in death of Australian student

Published on Feb 5, 2014 6:32 AM

DUNCAN, Oklahoma (REUTERS) - One of three Oklahoma teenagers charged with fatally shooting an Australian student athlete who was jogging in a small town last August indicated in a court hearing on Tuesday he would testify against the other two in exchange for a reduced charge.

James Edwards Jr, Chancey Allen Luna and Michael Dewayne Jones were charged as adults with first-degree murder in the shooting of Christopher Lane, a Melbourne resident who was attending university in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship.

The teens are accused of tracking Lane, who police said was shot in the back on Aug 16 while jogging in Duncan, Oklahoma, a town about 130km south of Oklahoma City.

Lane, 23, was a student at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

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