Chardon HS shooter T.J. Lane, who killed three students at the Ohio high school in February 2012, was defiant and wore a smug smile during his sentencing Monday, where he gave the middle finger and wore a white T-shirt with the handwritten word “KILLER” emblazoned on it.
Lane pleaded guilty to the murders of Chardon High School students Russell King Jr., 17; Daniel Parmertor, 16; and Demetrius Hewlin, 16, whom he killed when he opened fire inside the school’s cafeteria on February 27, 2012.
Family members of the three slain students and two others who were seriously injured in the Chardon HS shooting had harsh words for Lane.
A family member of Nick Walczak, 17, who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by Lane, suggested they would want to take a crack at Lane if there weren’t officers in the courtroom.
“You are [lucky] there are so many police in this room. You can smile all you want,” the family member told Lane, according to the Twitter account for 19 Action News in Cleveland. “You don’t know kind. You are evil.”
The mother of Parmertor said the 16-year-old was “her baby.
“T.J. Lane doesn’t deserve respect. I want him to feel my anger toward him,” she said. “I am in pain every minute of every day. I am so mad. I cry every day.”
She told the Chardon HS shooter that he was “a weak, pathetic, vile coward,” according to the 19 Action News Twitter account.
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