Chardon killer Lane moved from Geauga jail to Lorain

5:52 PM, Mar 20, 2013   |    comments
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CHARDON -- The Geauga County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that convicted Chardon killer TJ Lane has been moved from the Geauga County Jail to the Lorain Correctional Institution in Grafton.

Lane will stay there for several weeks before being moved to a prison where he will serve his sentence.

This just one day after Lane was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole for the Feb. 27, 2012 Chardon High School shootings that left three dead and three wounded.

Lane indicated he wants to appeal. But between the sentence and the entire case, the big question is: What would TJ Lane appeal?

"As crazy as it sounds, he could end up appealing the whole thing," says Criminal attorney, Rich Summers, with McDonald Hopkins.

Summers says Lane could say he was forced into the plea deal, and withdraw the plea. Or if he appeals just the sentence, he could say it was excessive receiving maximum consecutive sentences.

But would his bizarre behavior have any bearing on an appeal?

"One of the sentencing factors that a judge would look at how remorseful an individual is. It's quite clear he has no remorse the way he treated the victims and the victims family," says Summers.

In fact, Lane's behavior went beyond showing no remorse during his sentencing.

Even if the paperwork goes through: What are the chances an appeal would be granted?

"That appeal is going to be - it would be sent back affirmed. He's going to spend every last day in prison," says Summers.


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