Homicide

Oklahoma man pleads guilty to involvement in slaying of Australian baseball player

  • FILE - In this March 12, 2014, file photo shot through a courtroom door, defendants Michael Jones, right, and Chancey Luna, left, talk in the courtroom following a hearing in Duncan, Okla. Jones was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of Christopher Lane, a college baseball player from Australia, in 2013. As part of the plea deal, Jones will not testify against his friend, Luna, whose trial on a first-degree murder charge is set to begin next month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

    FILE - In this March 12, 2014, file photo shot through a courtroom door, defendants Michael Jones, right, and Chancey Luna, left, talk in the courtroom following a hearing in Duncan, Okla. Jones was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of Christopher Lane, a college baseball player from Australia, in 2013. As part of the plea deal, Jones will not testify against his friend, Luna, whose trial on a first-degree murder charge is set to begin next month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 12, 2014, file photo shot through a courtroom door, defendant Chancey Luna, left, is led from the courtroom following a hearing in Duncan, Okla. At right is defendant Michael Jones. Jones was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of Christopher Lane, a college baseball player from Australia, in 2013. He will be eligible for parole in 36 years. As part of the plea deal, Jones will not testify against his friend, Luna, whose trial on a first-degree murder charge is set to begin next month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

    FILE - In this March 12, 2014, file photo shot through a courtroom door, defendant Chancey Luna, left, is led from the courtroom following a hearing in Duncan, Okla. At right is defendant Michael Jones. Jones was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of Christopher Lane, a college baseball player from Australia, in 2013. He will be eligible for parole in 36 years. As part of the plea deal, Jones will not testify against his friend, Luna, whose trial on a first-degree murder charge is set to begin next month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Stephens County Okla., Sheriffs Department shows Michael Dewayne Jones, of Duncan, Okla. Jones was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of Christopher Lane, a college baseball player from Australia, in 2013. He will be eligible for parole in 36 years. (AP Photo/Stephens County Sheriffs Department, File)

    FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Stephens County Okla., Sheriffs Department shows Michael Dewayne Jones, of Duncan, Okla. Jones was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, March 24, 2015, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his involvement in the killing of Christopher Lane, a college baseball player from Australia, in 2013. He will be eligible for parole in 36 years. (AP Photo/Stephens County Sheriffs Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of a college baseball player from Australia.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1DV6xSK ) reports that 19-year-old Michael DeWayne Jones was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his involvement in the killing of Christopher Lane in 2013. He will be eligible for parole in 36 years.

Prosecutors say Jones was driving when a friend in his car fired the shot that killed Lane, who was out jogging in the city of Duncan, about 80 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. As part of the plea deal, Jones will not testify against his friend.

Lane, a 22-year-old from Melbourne, was visiting his girlfriend before starting his senior year at East Central University in Ada. Investigators have said he was randomly targeted by bored teenagers.