3 teens say they were ‘bored’, so they shot & killed Australian baseball player while he was jogging: cops
Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, Australia, was found dead Friday while visiting the town of Duncan, where his girlfriend lives. Three boys, ages 15, 16, and 17, are in custody and face a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Australian baseball player out for a jog in an Oklahoma neighborhood was shot and killed by three “bored” teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said.
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in Bristol, police say.
The victim was stabbed overnight near the junction of Cossington Road and Newquay Road in the Knowle West area.
He was taken to Frenchay Hospital but died shortly afterwards, Avon and Somerset Police said.
The two suspects, aged 19 and 18, remain in police custody.
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the Cossington Road and Newquay Road area of Knowle West between 10.30pm and midnight last night who may have information to help police enquiries,” a spokesman said.
“At present we believe this to be an isolated incident but are providing high-profile patrols in the area to provide reassurance and receive information from members of the public.”
What started as a vision from coffee break discussion has become an international movement 20 years later that has helped countless teens commit to sexual purity.
Richard Ross and Jimmy Hester co-founded the movement back in February 1993, when they urged teenagers to make commitments to sexual abstinence until they are married by pledging their loyalty to God and their families.
The pledge states, “Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate, and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship.”
Regina Daniels, a 31-year-old single mother, recalls when she made the Purity Pledge at an overnight youth retreat at The Chapel of Good Shepard in Yeadon, Pa. “I was 15-years-old. I just remember all of the teenagers watched a film on purity, we had a big discussion and then we were asked if we would like to pledge our purity to God. As an adult, I really wish that I had taken it seriously back then. Purity is not taboo but is real and means something.”
Since the creation of True Love Waits, the movement has now spread to 100 countries helping teens to battle sexual peer pressure.
“We had virtually no funds for advertising to let people know about the movement,” Ross told the Baptist Press, recalling the fledgling days of True Love Waits. “So God simply harnessed the entire news industry at zero cost. The fact that the movement continues in its 20th year is a clear indication that it is empowered by the Spirit of God and not by some human ingenuity.”
Mary Hobbs a nurse manager at Children’s Hospital believes that initiatives such as True Love Waits helps teenagers take a deeper look at the seriousness of sex as well as to serve as supplement to sex education in schools. “There may not be concrete evidence of how many teenagers have actually abstained from sex due to the program, any initiative that makes one teenager think before they act is always positive.”
In 20 years, other ideas have come about from the mission of True Love Waits, such as Purity Rings and events such as the controversial Purity Balls.
Michael Dean, father of two teenage girls, accompanied his daughters to their church Purity Ball last year. He shared that the event allowed him to be a part of such an important decision in his girls’ lives. Not only did they pledge their purity but also pledged his spiritual protection.
“It was such a special night for the three of us,” Dean explained. “I saw my girls as young women for the first time. They looked so beautiful. When they committed their sexual purity before the Lord, I was amazed at their maturity. Their pledge helped me to see the responsibility that God placed on my life as a father.”
True Love Waits continues its mission to transcend sexual immorality and to empower teenagers to love their God, themselves and to bring glory and magnification to the Lord through the decisions they make in their lives.
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Two California teenagers were arrested after they gave one of the girl’s parents milkshakes spiked with prescription sleeping pills so she could use the Internet past her curfew, police said.
The medicated shakes worked, but the parents became suspicious when they woke up groggy the next morning, Rocklin police Lt. Lon Milka told The Sacramento Bee in a story Thursday. They obtained a drug kit from police so they could test themselves for tampering,
The tests came back positive, and the couple went back to police with the results. Their 15-year-old daughter and her 16-year-old friend were taken to Juvenile Hall on Saturday and booked on suspicion of conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical with food, Milka said.
Child therapist Leslie Whitten Baughman told The Bee that while it is normal for adolescents to act out while asserting their individuality, drugging their parents “would not be a healthy level of rebellion.”
Milka said the younger girl told investigators that she thought her parents’ Internet policy was too strict. Internet access at the family’s home was shut off every night at 10, he said.
“The girls wanted to use the Internet, and they’d go to whatever means they had to,” he said.
Authorities are not identifying the teens because they are minors. Placer County prosecutors have not yet decided whether to file charges.