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Chardon Shooter Charged
Dan Jovic Fox 8- The teen accused of killing three Chardon High School students has been indicted on numerous counts of aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault. T.J. Lane was indicted on the charges late Monday. Lane, 17, is accused of killing classmates Daniel Parmertor, 16, Demetrius Hewlin, 17, and Russell King, Jr., 17, at Chardon High School on February 27. He is also accused of wounding students Joy Rickers and Nick Walczak If convicted, Lane faces the possibility of life in prison without parole. Lane cannot face the death penalty in Ohio due to his age at the time the alleged crimes were committed.Less than two weeks earlier it was ordered by Geauga County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Grendell that Lane be charged as an adult for the alleged crimes. Earlier in May, Lane was determined competent to stand trial. At a May 2, 2012 hearing, Dr. Phillip Resnick, a psychologist and professor at Case Western Reserve University, testified about a competency evaluation he performed on Lane. “In my professional opinion, Lane suffers from a mental disease, but that does not interfere with his competency to understand the trial,” said Dr. Resnick. Dr. Resnick testified that Lane suffers from psychosis, auditory hallucinations, and involuntary fantasies. He also stated that Lane suffered from migraines, deep depression, and at times, was in an altered mental state during their six and one-fourth hour interview on April 2.
Funeral Arrangements for the Victims of the Brunswick Car Accident
Dan Jovic Fox 8-Funeral arrangements have been finalized for the fourth victim who passed away from the tragic weekend accident on Boston Road in Columbia Township that claimed the lives of four Brunswick High School students.
A post on the Brunswick High School website, provides information on the funeral services for Kevin Fox. A wake for Fox, 18, will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012, from 2-8 p.m. at Waite and Son Funeral Home, located at 765 North Court Street in Medina.A funeral service for Fox will be held the following day at 11:00 a.m. at the Cornerstone Church of Medina. Fox’s family comments on their son’s passing in a statement released through Lifebanc on Tuesday afternoon; “The car accident in Brunswick is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families as well as the entire community of Brunswick,” says Gordon Bowen, Lifebanc Chief Executive Officer. “We feel privileged to honor the wishes of Kevin Fox to give the Gift of Life during this most tragic time.” The organization is working with the Fox family and The MetroHealth System in order to make every effort in honoring Kevin’s last wish of organ, eye and tissue donation as well as respect their privacy during this difficult time. “Our son was a hero for thinking of others and providing the Gift of Life as an organ, eye and tissue donor. His legacy now lives on through others,” said the family of Kevin Fox.
On Monday funeral services were announced for the three other teens who passed away in the accident.
• A wake for Jeffrey Chaya
will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish on Wednesday from 2-8:00 p.m.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish on Thursday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m., Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.
• A wake for Blake Bartchak will be held will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish on Wednesday, June 6 from 2-8:00 p.m.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish on Thursday, June 7 at 1 p.m., Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.
• A wake for Lexi Poerner will be held at Jardine Funeral Homes on Thursday, June 7 from 2-8:00 p.m.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish on Friday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m., Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.
Also on Tuesday, the family of the lone survivor, Julia Romito, updated the public on their daughter’s condition and again offered thanks. “Thank you for all the prayers and support we have received. We would also like to send our appreciation and blessings to all the first responders. Julia is the miracle we needed from this tragedy. Julia is doing well and getting stronger every day. At this time, we ask that you please respect the family’s privacy so she has time to continue to heal.”