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Chardon High School Shooter Will Spend Rest Of Life Behind Bars
The teenager who killed three students at a northeast Ohio school last year will spend the rest of his life in prison.
A judge in the tight-knit courthouse community of Chardon, east of Cleveland, sentenced T.J. Lane, now 18, to three life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Lane remained defiant during his sentencing, wearing a white t-shirt with the word “Killer” scrawled across the front.
Lane also made an obscene gesture and was seen laughing several times.
The mother of victim Daniel Parmeter called him a “pathetic excuse for a human being” just before the judge read Lane’s sentence of life in prison without parole.
Lane wasn’t subject to the death penalty because he was 17 at the time of the crimes.