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Second perp sentenced for racially motivated murder of Chris Lane

rp_hatecrime111.jpgA second perp has been sentenced for the racially motivated murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane in 2013.

Chancey Luna was convicted last April, and has now been sentenced to life in prison. The first perp plead guilty and was sentenced to 15 to 40 years. A third suspect is awaiting trial.

Lane was jogging in Oklahoma, when three black males shot and killed him. The perps had gone looking for a white person to murder. One of the perpetrators posted on twitter that he was actively attacking white people to get revenge for Trayvon Martin. Another perp had a banner on his Facebook profile that said “Black Power.”

The US media initially gave the murder “hush crime” status. However, the Australian media made it a major news story and actually reported the racial motive.