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Suspect Pleads Guilty In Australian's Murder In Duncan

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A suspect in the murder of Australian native Christopher Lane in Duncan, Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

Michael Jones, 19, pleaded guilty to his role in the murder of Australian native, Christopher Lane. Lane was gunned down while jogging in Duncan, Oklahoma, on August 16, 2013.

Jones, one of three defendants in the case, was charged with first-degree murder. But in a surprise move by the state, prosecutors amended the charges against Jones Tuesday afternoon.

11/06/2013 Related Story: Duncan Teen Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Australian

Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks said Jones pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Jones is expected to testify against co-defendant Chancey Luna, 17.

A third defendant, James Edwards Jr., testified against Luna and Jones in a preliminary hearing last year.

Stay with us for updates. 

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