Teenager in US school shooting gets 3 life sentences, no parole
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - A teenager was given three life sentences without parole on Tuesday for opening fire last year in an Ohio high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded.
T.J. Lane, 18, wore a T-shirt with "killer" scrawled across it and smirked and gestured obscenely on Tuesday. He 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.
Lane was defiant during the sentencing, smiling and smirking throughout, including while four relatives of victims spoke.