DUNCAN, Okla. — Police say one of three Oklahoma teenagers accused of murdering Australian baseball player Christopher Lane “danced” and “did twirls” after he was arrested.
When officers brought 15-year-old James Edwards to the station so he could be charged with murder in Lane’s shooting death, police say Edwards treated the entire process like a joke.
Edwards is the same suspect who in April tweeted: “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM”
The Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks says race does not appear to be a motive in the case, so it is not being investigated as a hate crime.
“There’s nothing inside the files, and the audio, and the reports that we’ve been given that would lead us to believe that Christopher Lane was killed simply because of his nationality, or because of his race,” Hicks said.
Across the Pacific Ocean in Australia, Lane’s family and friends continued to mourn his death over the weekend. They gathered at a baseball diamond where Lane used to play to observe a moment of silence and to lay a ball cap in his honor.
While President Barack Obama has been fairly quiet about the case, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has said she wishes Obama would be more outspoken.
“I think it would be a nice gesture for him to do that, and especially since the country of Australia has expressed their sentiments as to the murder itself,” Fallin said.
The three suspects are expected to appear in court in October.
Source: Fox News