Obama Addresses ‘Extra Level Of Evil’ In Christopher Lane killing

Source: Alastair Jamieson and Sara James / theGrio

MELBOURNE, Australia – President Barack Obama has sent condolences to the family of a college baseball player who was shot dead while out jogging in Oklahoma.

In a statement given to a newspaper in Christopher Lane’s home country of Australia, the president said his “thoughts and prayers” were with Lane’s family and friends.

Lane, 22, who attended East Central University in Ada, Okla., was fatally shot in the back while jogging in nearby Duncan, where he was visiting his girlfriend.

Three teens have been charged in connection with the killing, which fueled outrage on two continents and led to a call for a boycott on U.S. tourism by a former Australian deputy prime minister.

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