Chardon High shooter wears ‘KILLER’ shirt to sentencing, gives the finger to victims’ families

A remorseless TJ Lane was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering three students at Chardon High School in Ohio.

Lane wore a t-shirt with the word “KILLER” scrawled across the front and smiled as the victims’ families spoke in the courtroom.

The convicted murderer also stuck up his middle finger at the grieving families of the victims.

Fox19 has an uncensored version.

Lane’s vile statement to the families:

  • DanStlMo

    Sure, guns are the problem.

    • V the K

      Yes, but who are “the real victims?” Has Special Ed Schultz weighed in on this yet?

    • Maxx

      Indeed they are Dan. You didn’t catch that Glock giving the finger to the police last week? Hell, the week before that a Remington jumped over a fence while being chased by the police and that same night, a stainless steel Kimber Raptor was seen casing a Wells Fargo.

    • candy martin

      No, the lack of good parenting and mental health is the problem.

    • Daniel Petersen

      The top 3 most prolific seriel killers on the planet… used knives.

      • tredglx

        There ya go. The argument for banning knives begins in 3…2…1…

        • stellatruman

          then they are coming after me since I have a thing for knives…in my kitchen

        • AMSilver

          Too late, it’s already happening in England.

  • RadicalRighty

    He better worry about the f***ing he’s gonna get daily in the “pokey” for the next 50 years . . .

    • Vickie DHaene

      Hopefully he lives into his 90’s.

    • E Quilibrate

      Love the pun. Is that where the term “pokey” came from?

    • beebop1952

      He’s only got the nerve to do what he did this morning because he was being protected. Wait until he is in the general population. Crazy, stupid punk.

      • BlueGood

        Rather see him get the same treatment Dalmer got….save a lot bucks for the taxpayers….”Gee he fell down about 987 times, really hard…too bad”

        • beebop1952

          I consider myself a civilized human being and within the confines of civilization, what you are suggesting is detestable. Young Mr. Lane will not be a member of civilization again so what happens to him in the hell hole he is entering is his responsibility. There are consequences for bad decisions and when you compound them — by sticking your finger in the eyes of the family of the victims? You are just asking for it.

          • tallron

            He needs to be executed- some people just need killing.

          • john free

            I consider ‘beebop’ to be an UNCIVILIZED LibTard. And say that- to treat this behavior lightly only perpetuates the notion of OTHER miscreants that the can get away with crap. Does the punishment fit the crime? HELL NO- this kid’s alive and the others no longer have hopes, dreams, or aspirations…THEY were robbed. I’d like to hand a broom handle to the First inmate that gets him alone !!!

          • Daniel Petersen

            You’ve never been to prison have you??? This kids smart. he’s posturing for the animals he will be living with.

    • pajamakat

      Sweet justice indeed. He will be crying for his mommy.

  • RblDiver

    Too late to add total castration to the sentence?

  • Matthew T. Mason

    A young man in prison for the rest of his life. Bubba is going to love him.

  • Conservagrl

    Here’s hoping he has a cellmate named Bubba who’s twice his size and weight for the entire time he’s in prison.

  • Jack Deth

    Another smirking candidate for a size 11 a**hole.

  • Scott Carroll

    Kill him.

  • Doug Hershberger

    Would it be wrong to donate his body to science while he’s still alive? I’m sure there is a scientist somewhere that could use his body while he’s still alive to infect him with AIDS, and then try cures. Put him in a room with a million burning cigarettes, and do a biopsy of his lungs with no anesthetic or painkillers. I’m sure there are tons of viable medical experiments that would lead to advances if we were able to torture him in the name of science.

  • webnetcity

    vile, disgusting coward

  • louisiana_mom

    Just one of the many pathological people we have in our society… they have no feelings, no emotions, and the get joy out of bringing others pain. Some do it through a weapon, others through legislation. They all need to be locked away so they cannot harm innocent people.

  • Rico Mapster

    This clown is a walking billboard for retroactive abortion.

  • kate_middleton

    So disgusting.

    I don’t even remember hearing about this shooting.

  • Walt

    This guy is a good argument for the death penalty. And I don’t mean the 20 plus years of appeals variety, I mean one appeal within 30 days, and then carry it out. The idea of feeding and housing this scum for the next 50 years nauseates me.

    • Mark_in_TX

      He’ll be dead before the end of the year in prison. So be it.

  • $1014973

    Why would they let him wear that shirt to court?

    • Rob

      Why the judge didn’t have him removed and forcibly changed or bound when flipping off victims means he allowed a mockery of his court room and a mockery of justice.

      I don’t doubt that he let it happen so he could be propped up by the media as the kind of person that “gun clingers” are enabling.
      IE: “This is the kind of person those who won’t give up their guns support”
      Bullcrap. That’s the kind of person we don’t wait for the justice system to handle.

    • Christie Kennedy Scott

      I believe his lawyers allowed it in order to set the stage for an insanity/mentally ill appeal.

    • dynamitewoman

      He should have been cuffed behind his back! Then if he gave the finger it would have been to the back of his neck. When anyone goes to court it is proper and even mandatory they dress appropriately, so yes the shirt should have been covered if he chose to wear it. He is definitely a psychopath with violent tendencies and a murderous nature, and will never change. He needs to be put out of public misery and sent straight to hell via a hanging. Maybe he will get a cellmate that will end his masturbating because his hands will be too busy for that.

    • stellatruman

      That’s what I want to know

  • Kim

    Notoriety. Infamy. Attention. Not blaming the Internet, but it really has made sociopathic narcissistic dreams come true faster.

  • $1014973

    I am confident there is someone already in jail for life where this little piece of garbage is headed that will help remedy this grave injustice.

  • Lowfibass

    Heh….hes going to sooo be someones b*tch for the rest of his life. Any bets on how long it takes him to find God?

    • ClarkFL

      I don’t see him lasting a year in prison, unless he is one well-protected girlfriend for someone important. If he decides to go it alone in prison or try and play the hard convict role, they’ll decimate him in no time.

  • Blake Waymire

    Presenting: exhibit A on why we need a fast-acting death penalty.

  • Rich

    How about removing those middle fingers as part of the sentence?

    • Mike

      Maybe remove the part he wants to play with while in prison.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    It’s at this point, I truly believe lions and tigers are responsibly clairvoyant.

    Which is why they occasionally eat their young.

    As to this little evil murdering b@stard? He’s a handsome, young, 5’4″, thin, weakling boy…I’m sure he’ll find his life in gen-pop inside a super max prison…uh…unique.

    And he’ll still have Hell to look forward to.

  • Guest

    The twerp is 18.
    After 20 years, he will be only 38,
    another 20 years makes him 58,
    he might make another 20 after that and reach 78.
    In the meantime, SIXTY years of nothing except prison slop food and a concrete box…
    don’t forget to write…pft

  • Kele Johnson

    This guy is a true psychopath.

  • NeoNationalist

    This is why I’m not a court bailiff. I’m not sure I could stay my hand after witnessing that.

  • fanofamerica

    Too bad no one thought to bring Holy water. A few sprinkles thrown his way and there would have been some serious writhing going on before our eyes. But maybe his fate is instead to meet a fellow inmate or two in prison who don’t like smart mouthed little boys and they decide to make a point by the removal or serious damage to the necessary masturbation appendage?

  • marcellucci

    The NRA should be showing this everywhere…..
    Over it should read “How many rounds would be too many to deter this punk?”

  • Randy W

    This is an outrage, you can be put in jail for not taking off your hat in traffic court.

  • NeoKong

    Tough guy. He will learn. He will be having his prom night in prison. He won’t scare anybody there.

  • $30423294

    The judge welcomes this man into a federal courtroom because he has rights. Yet zero tolerance kooks in the school system suspend a kid for eating a pastry in the shape of a gun.

    We’re sick.

  • Mr. Saturn

    Break that finger off. Evil piece of scum.

  • $7610427

    As the mother of a son…I can assure you if that had been directed at me…I would’ve had to be restrained!!!

    • Mike

      As a father I would want him out of prison as soon as possible. His three minutes of freedom would be his last three minutes.

  • BoltUp

    I lament that any tax dollars will be wasted keeping this piece of filth warm at night and fed. There is no such thing as “cruel and unusual” punishment here…

  • Marty Driscoll

    Hope he has a nice time in prison.He better bring a life supple of TUCKS.

  • SheilaK

    What a psychotic little twerp. I would personally like to beat that smirk off his face

  • mojo5552

    please,,please,,,let me have em,,,,,,,,,,I will teach the little scumbag exactly what he did wrong,,,,,for free………………..

  • Derek Lockhart

    My God…okay I’ve never read about such an unrepentant killer as this guy. I’m sure they’re out there, but I’ve not heard of them. This kid is getting what he deserves, maybe even being let off easy, I don’t know. All I know is he should never set foot on ground as a free human being able to go where he wants and do what he wants again without a person with a gun nearby to make sure he behaves himself, and a fence around him all four sides to prevent his escape into society. What he’s doing is just rubbing salt in open, deep, and gaping wounds. It’s not right by any standards. God help him.

  • Mike Solomons

    WHERE IS THE JUDGE? Who is this kid that he can get a Twitter out anyway!? He’d better start repenting or something REALLY bad is going to be the next thing in his life….wow….where is the Justice in this meeting?

  • lazypadawan

    If he’d said that about my family, I don’t care, I’d jump over there and take him out with my bare hands. Save the taxpayers of Ohio the trouble.

  • mememe

    I can’t wait to see how cocky he is after about a year in general population.

  • ObnoxiousNox

    Something has been severely broken in this kid’s psyche. Pity that liberal idiots can’t see that guns are not the problem

  • Rick Engelhardt

    While it angers me that the judge allowed such rude, obnoxious, behavior in his courtroom, the truth is, that’s what freedom is all about. TJ Lane was making the most of his last moments of freedom, at least in his own mind. Hopefully he will learn there’s no humor where he’s going. But, while we may hope for the worst for him, I don’t. I hope for the best. I hope he can find remorse and become repentant for what he’s done, with time. And, as a minister of Christ, I hope that he may find Jesus one day. Because, if not, he is simply, lackadaisically, dooming himself to not just a life sentence, but an eternal sentence of punishment.

    • Michael Rice

      No, freedom is not about wearing a “killer” shirt to sentencing or flipping off the courtroom. Being disruptive in the courtroom shouldn’t be tolerated.

  • greywulf1064

    Why was he even allowed to wear that? Stupid on the part of court.

  • Maryvoneiff

    So he is angry AND stupid. Judge should have made him take off the shirt.

  • L.N. Smithee

    This is one of those times you wish for a real-life Judge Dredd, or at least a judge who would say, “Bailiff, would you please pull your gun, shoot this son of a mother between the eyes and put him out of his misery?”

  • L.N. Smithee

    It sure would be unfortunate if on his way back behind bars, a door somehow got slammed on his trigger/jerkoff hand.

  • Ryan N. Weber

    This is what evil looks like. There is no rational explanation. May God grant peace to the families of the victims

  • Paul Horning

    This is why we need to hang murderers

  • Michael Rice

    How long before some lib lawyer starts talking about his mental state not being suited for prison and he can be rehabilitated?

  • descolada9

    As far as I know, this punk gave no reason for his actions. I have not heard of him being bullied or anything else. What the hell set him off and why is he being allowed to live on my dime for the rest of his life? The sentence is handed down. Give him a mandatory appeal and when he loses it, take him out back, shoot him in the back of the head and toss his remains in a mass grave.

  • zen

    He won’t be smiling once he becomes somebody’s bitch in prison

  • Eric J Lee

    You really didn’t need to blur out the middle finger. 3 year olds aren’t reading this.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    Say hello to your cellmate…Big Jamal. His nickname is “Jumbo” and it isn’t because of the size of his nose.

  • Kandi Rider

    Send him to the same prison where Jeffery Dahmer matriculated

    • NRPax

      At least to Dahmer’s credit, he refused protective custody and took responsibility for what he did. This kid? Not a chance.

  • john free

    Where are his parents? Who dressed him? Even if he’s an orphan, the authorities should have dressed him in prison orange. Have they no sensitivities to the families. I realize that a muzzle wouldn’t have stopped what he said, but looking at that shirt for the duration of the trial must have been torment. Or perhaps it better helped them to understand that this was not some ‘child-hood animosity’ played out badly and gone wrong.

  • Dennis E. Amnott

    Why waste the taxpayers money housing the useless little prick, stand him up against a wall and let 10 riflemen blow this piece of shit into hell! I wouldn’t even bury the remains…..rats need to eat also.

  • Ryan Palmer

    Why didn’t he get lethal injection? Too young or something? I don’t know the story. Sounds like he deserves it. Pisses me off to think my tax money pays for his prison food.

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  • Annette Riggs

    The Judge who presided over tj lanes case should have made the little PUNK change shirts bfore he entered that court room, I know Judge Judy would not have allowed that, it was truly a slap in the face for the Victims Families!!

  • William Svoboda

    He’ll flip the bird to someone in prison and get pounded into a pulp. I really would love the judge to give the parents of the victims 10 minutes alone with him. Just to see how tough he really is.

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    Act tough now, T.J. When you get to prison you’re gonna be just another punk passed around the cell block reminded on a daily basis your role in the prison: everybody’s bitch.

  • Proud2bfromtheUSA

    Why are we giving this trash any air time. He is beneath sewer scum.

    • Proud2bfromtheUSA

      I have shat better stuff than this guy.

  • $6565218

    The deputy in the photo should have been allowed to slap that smirk off his face – multiple times. Should have let the victims families get a few licks in too.

  • NRPax

    Rope is cheap, wood is cheap, and you could probably find volunteers to build a gallows. Problem solved.

  • MissDiane47

    It’s so sad that this young man could be so cruel and heartless. His entire life is wasted because of his hatred for others. I feel bad for all the families involved – including the parents of TJ Lane. Some day, he’ll have to face his Creator and answer for his crime.

  • Mike

    If I were a family member of the deceased I would have pled for mercy on this guy. Get him out of prison, and the protection of the system, as fast as possible. Here little turd, come to papa.

  • Tantalus XVI

    The consequences of a little ^%&* acting like a tough guy because he had a gun. Whens the last time a foot went anywhere near this kids butt? Cue the parents “we just don’t know where we went wrong”

  • Orlando Cee

    What a piece of work. He looks like Candy Crowley’s next man crush.

  • BobbyBulivia

    Now that his 15 minutes of vile are over, the reality of Prison will set in quickly for this POS. If I were a family member, I would wait a few years to visit him in prison, maybe send him a care package with Vasoline and a picture of the gun he used to commit murder, with a caption that reads “The very gun you used to commit murder will never protect you from the abuse your receiving now”. Don’t worry about trying to masturbate with that hand, it will be used to pleasure other inmates.

  • Tony Chaney

    Please explain to me, why we have to feed, and house this worthless bag of skin for the rest of his life? People like this should be taken out and immediately shot in the head.

  • Dave/

    I know you all know and in a few he will know.Crap begets crap.We as civilized people want him to get what he deserves but by wishing death upon him put us in his level of mantality.There are Ten Commandments we live by and he has broke most likley all.If he lives his soul will be sent to hell .If he dies his soul will be sent to hell for breaking these rules of moral living.All we can ask for is for him not to be able to enjoy whats left of his life in any healthy or happy way.May the Lord see fit to do what he must..