News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Lehmans

Greater Akron Chamber


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


Appeals judges will now decide if T.J. Lane will be resentenced
A recent Ohio Supreme Court decision requires that age be considered as a mitigating circumstance
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Geauga County Prosecutor James Flais says T.J. Lane was no impressionable youth.
Download (WKSU Only)

Three state appeals court judges are now deciding if the life prison sentence for T.J. Lane should stand, or if the Chardon shooter should get another review.

The judges heard arguments this morning on whether a Geauga County judge should have given more consideration to Lane’s age – 17 – at the time he walked into the Chardon High School cafeteria in 2012 and shot six students. Three of them died. 

Lane’s appeals attorney argued that an Ohio Supreme Court decision earlier this month requires a judge to give closer consideration to age – even in the most heinous cases, and that young age must always be a mitigating circumstance. But Geauga County Prosecutor James Flais said Lane’s age got all the consideration it deserved.

LISTEN: Impressionable youth?

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:18)


“This is what the judge said. Many juvenile offenders are manipulated or pressured into crime by adults or peers who urge or incite the juvenile to commit crimes. They prey upon the vulnerability of an impressionable you. That didn’t occur here. These crimes were all the defendant’s.  T.J. Lane was not an impressionable youth.” 

The U.S. Supreme Court has forbidden mandatory life sentences for defendants younger than 18. But Ohio’s life sentence is not mandatory. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Local Ebola concerns cause officials to pay more attention to West Africa
I have a better idea, let's secure our borders and spend those billions of dollars on our own first.

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

New book says Willoughby Coal is haunted...and that's good for business
Would love to see a series of books that would just thrill me. I cannot wait to visit some of the locations. And revisit some of the locations I have already vi...

Cleveland Indians to continue with 'dynamic pricing'
pricing is too high for a family as well as people like me who are on a fixed income. Bleacher seats are cheaper but concessions are rediculous.

Kasich talks about faith, drugs and education -- but never FitzGerald
The idea that you can learn more by talking to a 90 year old person than from a history book is just another example of how the GOP hates education and knowledg...

Third-grade charter school students fail state testing
A partisan anti-charter group came out with analysis that ODE says is based on incorrect data. So why is this a story? It doesn't seem to rise to WKSU's typic...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University