Defiant teen gets three life sentences in Ohio shooting

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 24, 2013 8:37 p.m.

    If a student acted like this in school, the teacher would be blamed.

    This happens frequently with little to no help from administration. Ask a teacher.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    March 22, 2013 7:24 a.m.

    Bob B:

    I'm not a gun nut at all -- don't own one, don't want one -- but that thinking is hopelessly simplistic. You almost imply, intentionally or otherwise, that access to weapons turned a normal kid bad. Knowing now what he is, sooner or later he was going to hurt somone, whether by shooting them, stabbing them, setting them on fire, blowing them up, or whatever.

    I'm all for reasonable (even strict) gun laws, but that has nothing to do with this case. The kid had one gun, not an arsenal. I don't know how it was obtained, but even if laws get much stricter, getting ahold of one handgun is not going to be difficult for someone mad enough or crazy enough to want to kill.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 21, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    Re: Eliot
    Right now he would just mock us for forgiving him. Maybe later when reality sets in. And only if he shows some kind repentance. I wouldn't hold out much hope this guy will however.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    March 20, 2013 4:08 p.m.

    There comes a time to justify exceptions to almost every rule and law in society, usually due to extenuating circumstances. If anyone ever deserved to be the exception of not applying the death penalty to anyone who committed a crime while under 18, this guy would be it. Especially since he was barely under 18 at the time, and if anything, has become even more pathetic as a human being since then.

    His current attitude and actions toward others, especially the families of his victims indicates he is basically beyond any type of societal redemption. Since we can in no way deal with this person in any positive way, we should help him along the path of allowing him to directly deal with his Creator as soon as possible. I would volunteer to flip the switch.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    March 20, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    This guy makes me sick. Now we get to pay for him to sit and rot in Prison. Bet he gets a tad bit more humble once he meets his new room mates. Feel worse for the victims relatives. May God Bless them in the future.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    March 20, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    RE The Final Word: This boy hadn't done anything criminal (as far as I can tell) UNTIL he obtained POSSESION of the PISTOL and maybe the knife. Now why would it be a bad thing to make it more difficult for someone to become a criminal by unlawfully obtaining possesion of weapons of any kind?

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    This is a good reason for the death penalty. He might have even thought before he committed these murders, knowing that there is a good chance that he will also die.

    This smirk, should be followed with either the noose, firing squad or electric chair.

    But we are told time and again, it's not the boys fault. Society failed. And since we can't prosecute society, then we can't punish anyone either. And so we continue to decline.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 20, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    He deserved a death sentence. Too bad the law did not allow it.

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    March 19, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    I'm betting abuse in his early childhood was a determining factor in how he has turned out. He has probably left a trail of dead animals in his wake as well. Much like the Sloop guy in Utah, this thug will get his in prison.

    Forgive? I could never forgive someone who is himself unrepentant.

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    March 19, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    It appears that TJ Lane is the type of person who feeds off of the anger and hatred of others. He gets your attention by making you angry at him. Perhaps the best revenge would be to forgive him.

  • Noodlekaboodle Poplar Grove, UT
    March 19, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    If I was related to one the victims I couldn't even go to court. I would have jumped the barrier and attempted to beat the crap out of this pathetic waste of oxygen. Just reading this story makes me furious.

  • Claudio Springville, Ut
    March 19, 2013 3:26 p.m.


    I don't defend this man at all. I think he's reprehensible. So is the crime of rape, whether it occurs in or out of a prison. The fact that we allow it to go on is dark stain on our character as a society. I hope you agree.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 19, 2013 2:47 p.m.

    One word and one word alone- Punk. I wonder how this smirk will be once he intermixes with the general population of prisoners. A sorry excuse for an individual in deed.

  • The Final Word Alpine, UT
    March 19, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    "Prosecutors say Lane took a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to the school."

    I guess we need to ban all pistols and knives too?

    This dude is a nutcase.

    I'm sure if we make some more laws though (that criminals never follow anyways...otherwise they wouldn't be criminals...duh) then we will all be so much safer. /sarcasm

    You can't legislate to prevent crazy.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    March 19, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    Reality will soon set in when the Hardtimers get ahold of him in the Big House. Too bad he had to take inocent lives before society caught up with him. there are far too many of his type still out there. He is a product of these modern times, spoiled to the core.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    March 19, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    I think the smirk will disappear from his face once the awful reality of prison life sets in. Sort of like dying and waking up in hell.

  • md Cache, UT
    March 19, 2013 1:34 p.m.

    Please, for the sake of the victim's families, let this low-life die (prematurely) in prison.