August 21st, 2013
02:05 PM ET

Teens on Mission to Kill Charged as Adults

Three teens on the hunt to murder will be charged as adults for killing Australian baseball player Chris Lane. CNN's Alina Machado reports.

Fifteen-year-old James Edwards Jr. and sixteen-year-old Chancey Luna are charged as adults for first-degree felony murder. Seventeen-year-old Michael Jones faces two charges, including accessory after the fact to murder in the first degree.

James Edwards, the father of the youngest  suspect, told CNN affiliate KOCO:

"Families in Australia are hurting. I'm hurting in the same way.  I don't cry on the outside. I'm crying right here from the heart right now."

Australian Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer is not taking the murder of fellow citizen Chris Lane lightly. He's warning Australian citizens to boycott trips to the United States because of the increasing amount of gun violence.

See what he said on New Day:   

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