High School Killer Gives “Middle Finger” to Family and Friends of Victims
TJ Lane killed three students during a Feb. 27, 2012 rampage at Chardon High School. Daniel Parmertor, 16, Demetrius Hewlin, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, were all killed. When he was captured a short time later he was wearing a grey shirt with the word “killer” written on the front.
Today he was sentenced for his crimes. He is 18 years old.
He entered the courtroom wearing a blue button down shirt. He removed it revealing a white tee shirt with the word “killer” handwritten on it.
Lane was asked if he cared to make a statement to the court. He made a short statement, the words of which were not released, and proceeded to stick his middle finger up in the air to the parents and loved ones of those he callously murdered.
Lane, 18, smirked and smiled as family members of his victims called him “repulsive” and hoped for him to be locked up in a cage “like an animal” for the rest of his life.
“Frankly, I wasn’t prepared for this,” the prosecutor said moments after Lane’s gesture. He said the action was proof that Lane is a “disgusting human being.”
“This is confirming what we have known all along, that this was a cold, calculated, premeditated killing,” the prosecutor said.
The judge sentenced Lane to life imprisonment without parole. Lane chuckled at the sentence.
Lane smiled as a mother who lost her son said she is cynical now and devastated. She wished an “extremely slow, torturous death” for him.
“You don’t deserve to take another breath while my 16-year-old son Danny lies in the cold, hard ground,” Daniel Parmertor’s mother said.
Lane plead guilty on Feb. 26 and faces life in prison.
Columnist-The Guardian Express