Showing no remorse and wearing a white t-shirt with the word “KILLER” scribbled across it, T.J. Lane sat still as his sentence was read out.
The teenager, who opened fire on an Ohio high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three dead last year, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole.
Lane, 18, 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.
Prosecutors say he took a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to the school and fired 10 shots at a group of students in the cafeteria. Daniel Parmertor and Demetrius Hewlin, both 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, were killed.
A juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. But that claim didn’t stand up, he was sent to adult court last year.
Lane had pleaded guilty last month to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault.
Relatives of the slain students indicated earlier they wanted Lane to get the maximum sentence.
Today in court, seems like they got what they wanted.
SOURCE: USA TODAY