Prosecutors told ABC News they plan to try 17-year-old gunman T.J. Lane, a Chardon sophomore, who chose his victims “at random,” as an adult.
As two students, Nick Walczak and Joy Rickers, recover from their injuries sustained in Chardon High School’s shooting Monday, their community mourns Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King and Daniel Parmertor. Lane stands accused of murdering all three.
A friend of Lane’s posted this message on Facebook: “I wanted so bad to try and help you but i could see in your eyes you didn’t care anymore. I’m sorry buddy.”
Before the shooting, Lane, whose family has a history of domestic abuse, posted a violent wall post on Facebook about a man on a killing spree. It contained the phrases “I am Death” and “Die, all of you.”