By Nolan Clay (modified)
“These kids are not supposed to have a .22 revolver in the first place... We've got statutes right now that prohibit those three from having a firearm. They're not legally entitled to have a .22-caliber revolver in the first place. You can give me another five, ten, hundred, a thousand laws. It's not going to stop them. They're criminals for a reason. It's because they ... don't follow the laws that are there.”
- Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks
Hicks is the DA who is charging and prosecuting the three teens accused in the fatal shooting Aug. 16 of Australian Christopher Lane.
The crime has renewed debate in the United States over gun control and sparked widespread outrage in Australia, where gun laws are tougher.
Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday that Jones claimed they decided to kill somebody because they were bored.
“They shot him in the back. All the evidence that we have suggests that they drove up right next to him, pulled the trigger and took off..."
Authorities also are trying to determine how the teenagers got the revolver.