Fund established for family of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane slain in Oklahoma

ADA, Okla. - A fund has been established to help the parents of a slain 22-year-old student from Australia to fly to Oklahoma to collect his body.

Christopher Lane was jogging in an affluent neighborhood of Duncan when he was gunned down at random last week.

Three boys -- ages 15, 16 and 17 -- have been charged in the Melbourne native's death.

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Lane's friends say he gave up a potentially lucrative career in Australian Rules football to take a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, 85 miles east of Duncan.

He was visiting his girlfriend's family when he was shot Friday in what prosecutors have called a thrill killing.

To donate, visit essendon.baseball.com.au (http://bit.ly/19A5HJb).

 

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