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Teens accused of murdering Aussie thought bullets were blank

A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.
A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

ONE of three teenagers standing trial in the US for the shooting death of Australian baseball player Chris Lane in Oklahoma last year has told a court he and his co-accused believed the gun was loaded with blanks.

Three teenagers - James Edwards Junior, Chancey Luna and Michael Jones - are charged with first-degree murder over the death, the ABC has reported.

Lane was shot in the back while he was jogging on a street in the small town of Duncan on August 16 last year

He was in the US on a baseball scholarship at East Central University and was just two weeks away from celebrating his 23rd birthday.

Prior to the shooting he has just returned to the US after a trip to Australia with his American girlfriend, Sarah Harper.

A preliminary hearing is being held ahead of a trial expected later this year.

Read the full report here.

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