|Published:||Nov 06, 2013 5:27 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 06, 2013 5:27 PM EST|
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - A third teenager was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of an Australian baseball player who was randomly shot while jogging in Oklahoma.
Prosecutors filed the upgraded charge against 17-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones, who initially faced lesser charges in the August death of Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne. Police have said Jones told investigators that he and two other teenagers were "bored" when they targeted Lane.
An autopsy report showed that Lane was shot in the back with a small caliber weapon.
The other two suspects - Chancey Allen Luna and James Francis Edwards Jr., who are both 16 - had already been charged as adults with first-degree murder.
A gag order issued in the case prohibits attorneys and others involved from discussing the case.
Lane moved to Oklahoma to play baseball and was preparing for his senior year at East Central University, with hopes of entering the real estate business, when he was killed. He was shot while visiting his girlfriend's parents in Duncan, about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City.
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