Accused Chardon school shooter TJ Lane wants trial delayed

12:29 PM, Oct 19, 2012   |    comments
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CHARDON -- The Geauga County Prosecutor's office opposes alleged Chardon shooter TJ Lane's motion to delay his November 26 trial.

Lane, now 18, is accused of killing three Chardon High School students and wounding three others on Feb. 27 inside Chardon High School's cafeteria.

Lane's attorney had filed a motion on Oct. 17 before Geauga County Common Pleas Judge David L. Fuhry, saying he will not be able to complete the required "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" report and paperwork in time to start the trial on Nov. 26 and wants the trial delayed.

Prosecutors say that Lane's attorney was to file the NGRI by July 11 and was granted a continuance then and again another continuance was granted on Aug 7. His attorney filed an incomplete report on Oct. 1 and Fuhry asked for a more complete report by Oct. 24.

Fuhry has not ruled as of early Friday afternoon.

Lane, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, had an attorney since that day but hired new counsel on April 13. He was formally indicted May 24 and was arraigned as an adult on June 8.

His attorney then indicated Lane would be changing his plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity.


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