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Crime/Courts

August 28, 2013

Lawyer: Little evidence to support charge against teens

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DUNCAN —

Berry also questioned police reports that Jones said the teens acted out of boredom when they targeted Lane at random. That’s not mentioned in an affidavit filed in connection with the charges, he said.

Berry is planning to ask for the case to be moved from Stephens County to another courtroom in Oklahoma. He said the teens have been convicted “even before they’ve had their day in court.”

“I certainly express my condolences to the Lane family, and this is a tragedy,” he said. “But it seems like the media and the prosecutors and the police personnel have swept the presumption of evidence under the rug.”

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