Other Hoaxes — 21 August 2013
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Christopher Lane’s Girlfriend Makes No Sense

Is there anything about this that is real? Does this look like a truly grieving person who loved another person and who even cares? What about this is normal?

Here they are, presumably in Australia:

Chris Lane with his girlfriend Sarah Harper. Picture from Facebook.

According to the Huffington Post:

“long-time girlfriend Sarah Harper – were absent from the packed courtroom.”

Why? According to the online journal:

Ms Harper remained at home “trying to relax”, her mum, Cindy, told the Herald Sun, as about 20 of her friends and family witnessed the hearing from the front row.

What was she doing, getting coached for how to spread the scam? Why wasn’t she there when her actual relatives, who had no relationship, no real ties, to Lane: when they flooded the courtroom?


Then, there is this:

He was our cousin too,” Tara Harper said.

She said Mr Lane and her cousin Sarah had shared “one of the most genuine loves I have ever seen … they gave a lot of people a lot of hope; they were best friends.

Editor’s note: it is more of that bigger than life, tear-jerker commentary which makes no sense and which is never heard elsewhere.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/chris-lane-girlfriend-sarah-harper-lost-for-words-as-she-stands-where-he-died-20130821-2s9uy.html#ixzz2ccv45sYH

Once, again:

In the front row sat about 20 family and friends of Sarah Harper, Lane’s longtime American girlfriend. Ms Harper, 23, was not in court.

Cindy Harper told the Herald Sun her daughter was at home “trying to relax”.

Another Harper family member said “this is surreal” as they were taken out a side door of the court building by sheriffs.



He hates guns, is anti-gun, like all the fat-cats of Australia. If it sounds like a hoax and looks like a hoax, it is one.

Extremely dry, indifferent: makes no sense

A memorial to Chris Lane near where he was shot.

A memorial to Chris Lane near where he was shot. Source: AP

She fondly described Lane as a smart, kind and curious guy who would “do anything for anybody“.

Ms Harper, also a talented sportswoman, said she and Lane just “meshed together” within weeks of meeting at college in Oklahoma in August 2009.

“It was more of a personality (we had in common), not so much interests. He was intellectual, into world news, and I found that quite boring,” she said.

“He really wanted to travel more. He loved the idea of seeing the world.”

Ms Harper said she would come back to Australia to farewell Lane with his family.

“I’m probably going to go back and say goodbye with the people he loved the most,” she said.

“It was a great time getting back there and seeing him in his element with all his favourite friends.

“It’s going to be hard going back but it’s something I need to do.

“Thank you to everyone who supported and loved Chris. I really appreciated it.”


For the sake of evidence and reference, the whole article is added, here; there are significant discrepancies in the story. First, they were in the house and ‘spotted’ him; then, they were in the car. They will be tried as adults, but, no, then, they will be not tried as adults.

Christopher Lane Murder: Teens Charged In Shooting Death Of Australian Baseball Player

By KRISTI EATON 08/20/13 10:50 PM ET EDT AP

Note: Kristi Eaton works for the Australian division of the AP, the Rothschild entity.

Christopher Lane Murder

This photo provided by East Central University shows Christopher Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Lane was in Duncan, Okla., visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/East Central University Communications & Marketing, Gina Smith)

DUNCAN, Okla. — With a motive that’s both chilling and simple – to break up the boredom of an Oklahoma summer – three teenagers randomly targeted an Australian collegiate baseball player who was attending school in the U.S. and killed him for fun, prosecutors said Tuesday as they charged two of the boys with murder.

Prosecutor Jason Hicks called the boys “thugs” as he described how Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was shot once in the back and died along a tree-lined road on Duncan’s well-to-do north side. He said the three teens, from the grittier part of town, chose Lane at random and that one of the boys “thinks it’s all a joke.

Hicks charged Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards Jr., 15, of Duncan, with first-degree murder. Under Oklahoma law they will be tried as adults. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, of Duncan, was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. He is considered a youthful offender but will be tried in adult court.

Jones wept (did anyone see this?) in the courtroom after he tried to speak about the incident but was cut off by the judge who said it wasn’t the time to sort out the facts of the case. Jones faces anywhere from two years to life in prison if convicted on the counts he faces.

The two younger teens face life in prison without parole if convicted on the murder charge.

“I’m appalled,” Hicks said after the hearing. “This is not supposed to happen in this community.”

In court, Hicks said Luna was sitting in the back seat of a car when he pulled the trigger on a .22 caliber revolver and shot Lane once in the back. Hicks said Jones was driving the vehicle and Edwards was in the passenger seat.

A recording of an emergency 911 call obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press offers a chilling account of the next moments as a woman identifying herself as Joyce Smith tells the operator she saw Lane fall over into a ditch as she drove by.

“He’s got blood on his back,” the woman says.

Later relaying word from another witness on the scene to the 911 operator, the woman says: “He’s turning blue. He’s making a noise.

Editor’s note: this seems a bit much. Where are the people who were giving him CPR to the very end? Too many stories, too may discrepancies.

Edwards has had prior run-ins with the law and came to court Friday – apparently after the shooting – to sign documents related to his juvenile probation.

“I believe this man is a threat to the community and should not be let out,” Hicks said as he requested he be held without bail. “He thinks it’s all a joke.”

The two younger boys were held without bail, while bail for Jones was set at $1 million.

Before the hearing, Edwards’ father, James Edwards Sr., said he knew where his son was 95 percent of the time. He said his son was involved in wrestling and football, and was trying to forge the same sort of athletic career as Lane. He was heading into his sophomore year in high school.

Edwards Sr. said Luna was also like a son to him.

Luna’s mother, Jennifer Luna, said her son likes to play basketball at a local court and play on his iPhone and Xbox.

“I know my son. He is a good kid,” she said.

Lane played baseball at East Central University in Ada, 85 miles east of Duncan, and had been visiting his girlfriend and her parents in Duncan after he and his girlfriend returned to the U.S. from Australia about a week ago.

Duncan police Chief Dan Ford has said the boys wanted to overcome a boring end to their summer vacation – classes in Duncan resumed Tuesday – and that Jones told officers they were bored and killed Lane for “the fun of it.”

Family and friends on two continents were mourning Lane, who gave up pursuit of an Australian football career to pursue his passion for baseball, an American pastime. His girlfriend, Sarah Harper, tearfully laid a cross at a streetside memorial in Duncan, while half a world away, an impromptu memorial grew at the home plate he protected as a catcher on his youth team.

“We just thought we’d leave it,” Harper said as she visited the memorial in Duncan. “This is his final spot.”

His old baseball team, Essendon, scheduled a memorial game for Sunday to raise funds for Lane’s parents as they worked to have their boy’s remains sent home.

Tony Cornish, president of the Essendon Baseball Club, said Lane played with the club for 12 years.

“He started out as a T-baller, right from the age of 7, ” said Cornish.

Cornish said Lane was part of the club until he left to attend college in the U.S.

“Chris Lane was a good kid, just a great all-around guy,” Cornish said. “We’re still all in shock here.”

Meanwhile, St. Bernard’s College in Essendon, where Lane was a student, is planning a memorial Mass for Lane in November.

Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper reported that roses and a baseball were placed Monday on the home plate where Lane played as a youth with the message: “A wonderful young man taken too soon. Why?”

Tim Fischer, former Australia deputy prime minister, criticized the National Rifle Association and asked Australians to avoid the U.S. as a way to put pressure on its Congress to act on gun control.

“Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice,” Fischer told the Herald Sun. “I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers, (but) it’s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA. There is a gun for almost every American.”

AP sports writer Dennis Passa in Brisbane, Australia, and reporter Sue Ogrocki in Duncan, Okla., contributed to this report.


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(10) Readers Comments

  1. This is absolutely a hoax. The interview with Sarah is reminiscient of the Sandy Hook parents. No grief, no tears, no emotions, canned verbiage. Another push for gun control.


  3. There mustn’t be very much aluminium foil left at your local supermarket. You’ve bought it all to make the giant tinfoil hat that’s sitting on your insane head.

  4. I’m going to have to call bullshit in this one so far. This seems contrary to the Obama agenda way too much to fit the script..


  5. Australian college baseball player Christopher Lane laid to rest after Oklahoma shooting



  6. Truth is, Sarah Harper was just not into Christopher Lane. You can tell from everything she says, plus how she looks when they were together. Chris is pretty much the type of guy the family wants in Sarah’s life… but Sarah herself has very little overall attraction for. Just watch earlier pictures of them together, or when they are filmed at that baseball match where they have a chat with Chris. She looks bored out of her mind and irritated with him.

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