MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Oklahoma News

November 19, 2013

Teens charged in shooting death to appear in court

DUNCAN — The preliminary hearing for Chancy Allen Ulna, 16, and James Francis Edward’s Jr., 16, is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday in Stephen’s County District Court.

Michael Detainee Jones, 17, will appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday with a hearing motion filed to continue his preliminary hearing.

This would provide Jones’ defense an opportunity to review his case. The three youths were arrested in August in relation to Lane’s death.

In the days following their arrests Ulna and Edward’s were charged as adults facing the charge of first-degree murder, while Jones was charged as a youthful offender for use of vehicle in discharge of weapon and accessory after the fact in murder in the first degree.

But charges against Jones were increased to be one adult charge of murder in the first degree.

At that time, his attorney chose not to continue with his case and the court appointed new legal council.

Lane died from a single gun-shot wound Aug. 16, while out for a run near the intersection of Twilight Beach and Country Club roads.

He was 22 years old. Lane was in Oklahoma attending East Central University, and his girlfriend Sarah Harder lives in Duncan.

A gag order is in place for each of the cases for the three boys.

This gag order prevents parties related to each case (including the Stephen’s County District Attorney Jason Hicks and the boys’ attorneys) from talking to anyone outside of the courtroom about the cases.

The preliminary hearing will introduce evidence and witnesses for the cases against and in favor of the teens. It may also set up jury trial dates.

Derrick Miller writes for the Duncan Banner.

1
Text Only
Oklahoma News
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks