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Ohio School Shooting Suspect Wants Words Tossed

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Flowers adorn the sign outside Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio.  (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Flowers adorn the sign outside Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

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CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney in northeast Ohio wants a judge to throw out statements made by an 18-year-old charged in a school shooting that left three students dead last winter.

The attorney for T.J. Lane said Thursday that authorities advised him of his rights when they first questioned him but not before they talked with him a second time.

Prosecutors say investigators followed procedures and that Lane told them he wanted to talk after the shootings in Chardon, east of Cleveland.

Investigators say Lane admitted to shooting at students but couldn’t say why. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted of the shootings in the Chardon High School cafeteria last February.

Lane is being tried as an adult and has filed an insanity plea.

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