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Duncan Teens Accused In Deadly Shooting

Update: The identities of three Duncan teens accused of murdering an Australian baseball player have been released.

The District Attorney's Office filed charges against 16-year-old Chancey Luna, 15 -year-old James Edwards Jr., and 17-year-old Michael Dewayne Jones. They are all being tried as an adult.

The charges are as follows:

Chancey Luna: Murder in the First Degree

James Edwards Jr.: Murder in the First Degree

Michael Dewayne Jones: (Youthful offender) Count 1 - Use of Vehicle & Discharge of Weapon, Count 2 - Accessory After the Fact Murder in the First Degree

Jones is facing an extra count because the D.A. believes he was the driver of the vehicle.

All three suspects are being held in the Stevens County Jail.

Background:

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - Police say an Australian man who attended an Oklahoma college on a baseball scholarship was shot to death in a random act of violence by three teenagers who were "bored."

Duncan Police Chief Dan Ford said Christopher Lane of Melbourne was found dead Friday. Three boys, ages 15, 16 and 17, face a court appearance Tuesday.

Lane attended East Central University in Ada, about 85 miles from Duncan. The 22-year-old started 14 games at catcher last year.

Ford said Monday that the 17-year-old confessed to the killing, telling investigators "we were bored."

The school's baseball coach, Dino Rosato, says Lane was "an absolute joy to coach."

The girlfriend of an Australian baseball player killed in Oklahoma visited a makeshift memorial Tuesday but a relative said she has no plans to attend a court hearing for three teenagers detained in the slaying.

Sarah Harper says a relative made a wooden cross for the makeshift memorial in honor of her boyfriend. Flowers, photos and an Australian flag adorn the roadside in tribute to Lane, who came to the United States to play baseball at East Central University in Ada.

Harper's cousin, Tara Harper, says the family is still in talks with the Lanes about funeral arrangements. Tara Harper says Sarah Harper did not plan to attend Tuesday's initial court appearance for the three teens arrested in Lane's shooting death.

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