Fourth person charged in Duncan thrill kill murder of Christopher Lane

Christopher Lane was killed in August in what authorities have called a "thrill kill"

Authorities in Stephens County have charged a fourth man for crimes relating to the death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane last summer.22-year-old Oddesse Barnes was charged Monday by Stephens County Prosecutors with accessory after murder. According to court records, Barnes is accused of helping Chancey Luna and Michael Jones by hiding the weapon allegedly used in Lane's murder.Lane, from Melbourne, Australia, was preparing for his senior season at East Central University when he died. Three teens were arrested for the murder: Chancey Luna, 16, Michael Jones, 18, and James Edwards, 16.A few days after the shooting, Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said it appeared to be random and that Jones gave a detailed confession to investigators."They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: 'There's our target,'" Ford said in August. "The boy who has talked to us said: 'We were bored and didn't have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.'"Prosecutors alleged that Luna pulled the trigger while sitting in the back seat of a car being driven by Jones, and Edwards was in the passenger seat.In a chilling 911 recording released shortly after the killing, a woman tells the operator she saw Lane fall into a ditch as she drove by."He's got blood on his back," the woman said. She later relayed word from another witness, telling the operator: "He's turning blue. He's making a noise."Last month, Jones and Luna were charged with first degree murder. Another teenage defendant, 16-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr., agreed to testify against Jones and Luna if prosecutors reduce charges against him. He said last month that Luna shot and killed Lane from a car driven by Jones.Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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