Ohio school shooter sentenced to life


A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners, only to be caught nearly six hours later early Friday as he hid by a nearby church, authorities said.

T.J. Lane, 19, was caught by two State Highway Patrol troopers at 1:20 a.m. Friday. A second prisoner had been caught almost immediately after the Thursday night escape, and troopers apprehended the third three hours after finding Lane. (AP)

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T.J. Lane unbuttons his shirt during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)

T.J. Lane unbuttons his shirt during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)

T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)

T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)

T. J. Lane listens during court proceedings in Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts.(AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)

Carole and Jack Nolan, grandparents of T. J. Lane, listen during court proceedings at the Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)

Carole and Jack Nolan, grandparents of T. J. Lane, listen during court proceedings at the Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)

Nick Walczak, one of three students injured by T. J. Lane, enters the Geauga County Common Pleas courtroom Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)

Nick Walczak, one of three students injured by T. J. Lane, enters the Geauga County Common Pleas courtroom Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)

Chardon High School students march to the square in Chardon, Ohio for a memorial ceremony for three classmates who died in a school shooting rampage one year ago, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The march ended at the courthouse where 18-year-old shooter T.J. Lane pleaded guilty to all charges Tuesday. He could face life in prison at his sentencing March 19. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Chardon High School students walk under a large American flag on the town square in Chardon, Ohio Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 during a memorial march for 3 students killed in a shooting at the school last year. Students walked from the school to the town square for a memorial commemoration. The march ended at the courthouse where 18-year-old shooter T.J. Lane pleaded guilty to all charges Tuesday. He could face life in prison at his sentencing March 19.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Two students hug at a memorial service in Chardon, Ohio Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 during a march to a memorial ceremony for three classmates who died in a school shooting rampage one year ago, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The march ended at the courthouse where 18-year-old shooter T.J. Lane pleaded guilty to all charges Tuesday. He could face life in prison at his sentencing March 19. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Chardon High School students and faculty leave a memorial service for three students killed a year ago at the high school Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Students walked arm-in-arm Wednesday afternoon from the school to the town square for a memorial commemoration. The march ended at the courthouse where 18-year-old shooter T.J. Lane pleaded guilty to all charges Tuesday. He could face life in prison at his sentencing March 19.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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