Fund grows for family of Australian slain in Oklahoma

A fund has been established to help the parents of a slain 22-year-old student from Australia to fly to Oklahoma to collect his body.

Chancey Allen Luna, 16, left, and James Francis Edwards, 15, center, have been charged with first degree murder; at right, the driver of the car, Michael Dewayne Jones, has been charged with an accessory to the crime.

ADA, Okla. (AP) - A fund has been established to help the parents of a slain 22-year-old student from Australia to fly to Oklahoma to collect his body.

Chris Lane was jogging in an affluent neighborhood of Duncan when he was gunned down at random last week. Three boys- ages 15, 16 and 17 - have been charged in the Melbourne native's death.

An online fund for Lane's family stood at more than AU$90,000 ($81,200) Thursday.

Lane's friends say he gave up a potentially lucrative career in Australian Rules football to take a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, 85 miles east of Duncan.

He was visiting his girlfriend's family when he was shot Friday in what prosecutors have called a thrill killing.


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