CHARDON, Ohio - A brazen TJ Lane wore a T-shirt with "killer" handwritten on it and gave the middle finger to the courtroom before he was sentenced Tuesday morning for the murders of three Chardon High School students.
Lane was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday for the murders of Daniel Parmertor and Demetrius Hewlin, both 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, inside the school's cafeteria last February.
The 18-year-old Lane pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault.
Three students who were wounded in the shooting and relatives of the slain students were offered the chance to address the judge before the sentencing.
Relatives of the slain students indicated earlier they wanted Lane to get the maximum sentence.
Lane's guilty plea Feb. 26 came on the eve of the anniversary of the 2012 attacks. Three students were killed and three were wounded, two seriously.
Lane wasn't subject to the death penalty because he was 17 at the time of the crimes.
Lane attended an alternative school for students who hadn't done well in traditional schools. He was at Chardon waiting for a bus.
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