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T.J. Lane: A Timeline

A collection of stories and videos from WKYC's previous coverage of T.J. Lane and the shootings at Chardon High School.

Convicted Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane escaped from prison in Lima at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, according to the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol.

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Lane, 19, was serving three consecutive life sentences at the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institute in Lima for the fatal shooting of four Chardon High School students on February 27, 2012. He killed three students, paralyzed another and injured two others. Lane was not a student of Chardon High School at the time of the shooting.

At the time of the offenses, Lane was 17. The three killed were Danny Parmertor, 16, Demetrius Hewlin, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17. Wounded were Nick Walczak, 18, Nate Mueller, 17, and Joy Rickers, 19.

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Below is a collection of stories and videos from WKYC's previous coverage of T.J. Lane and the shootings at Chardon High School.

FEBRUARY 27, 2012:

T.J. Lane kills three students, paralyzed another and injured two others in a shooting at Chardon High School.

Chardon High School Shooting: Timeline of Events

JUNE 2012:

T.J. Lane pleads not guilty to all charges against him and bond is set at $1 million in Chardon High School shootings case.


Parents of shooting victims sue T.J. Lane

T.J. Lane pleads guilty to six charges

MARCH 2013:

T.J. Lane's courtroom behavior stirs up social media storm

T.J. Lane showed nothing but contempt for the families of his victims during the sentencing hearing in the Chardon High School shootings.

Chardon: Victims' families express hatred for T.J. Lane

JULY 2013:

T.J. lane was disciplined in prison for giving himself a tattoo and for refusing cellblock assignments.


Chardon High School received a $269,530 federal grant designed to help districts recover from traumatic events.

APRIL 8, 2014:

T.J. Lane appealed his life sentence.

MAY 12, 2014:

The 11th District Court of Appeals denied Thomas "T.J." Lane's appeal of his sentence that he should not have been sentenced to life without parole because he was a juvenile at the time of the murders.


MAY 21, 2014:

A settlement was reached in a wrongful death lawsuit led Feb. 27, 2013 by the families of Daniel Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin and Russell King Jr. against Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane, Lane's parents, Thomas Jr. and Sarah, as well as his grandparents, Jack and Carole Nolan, with whom he lived. Attorneys for the victims and their families produced documents that show that Parmertor's family will receive $487,912.23; Hewlin's will receive $484,268.12 and King's will receive $487,797.81.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2014:

Approx. 7:45 p.m. - T.J. Lane escapes from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institute, along with others.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014:

Approx. 1:20 a.m. - T.J. Lane is captured after manhunt.

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