Baseballer Chrisopher Lane, who died after a random shooting in Oklahoma, and his girlfriend Sarah.
Baseballer Chrisopher Lane, who died after a random shooting in Oklahoma, and his girlfriend Sarah.

Death of Christopher Lane may have been a hate crime

ONE of the Oklahoma teens accused of gunning down a jogger had allegedly tweeted an anti-white message and warned, ''It's time to start taken life's''.

The vicious comments on 15-year-old James Edwards' Twitter feed fueled speculation that the slaying of Christopher Lane, 22, was a hate crime and not a random attack by "bored" thugs.

Edwards, who is black, tweeted in April, ''90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM.''

Three days before Mr Lane, who was white, was fatally shot last Friday while jogging, Edwards tweeted, ''With my n---as when it's time to start taken life's.''

And one day before the murder, he wrote on Facebook, ''I've never been this mad in my life.''

Read more at News.com.au


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