DUNCAN, Okla._A Stephens County judge has followed the jury's recommendation in sentencing the man who killed Christopher Lane to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Chancey Luna was formally sentenced Tuesday for killing Lane in a drive-by shooting in 2013. He remained solemn as the sentence was handed down. In April, a jury found Luna guilty of first-degree murder and recommended he spend the rest of his life in prison.
While Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks is pleased that this phase of the case is finally over, Luna's attorneys aren't as happy.
"Obviously very glad that it's over. It's been a long, tedious process for everybody involved, my heart goes out to Peter and Donna Lane as they've lost a child and somebody they'll never be able to bring back," said Hicks.
"We filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that we feel the statutes which automatically make a 16-year-old accountable as an adult is unconstitutional. He should have been treated as a juvenile, or a youthful offender, from the get go," said James Berry, Luna's attorney.