UNBELIEVABLE STORY OF OHIO DAD WHO CAME ‘BACK FROM THE DEAD’ AFTER SON SAYS: ‘YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DIE TODAY’

UNBELIEVABLE STORY OF OHIO DAD WHO CAME ‘BACK FROM THE DEAD’ AFTER SON SAYS: ‘YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DIE TODAY’

Aug. 22, 2013 7:00pm 

A 37-year-old Ohio man has stunned medical professionals after “coming back from the dead” — and he says “nobody but God” could’ve pulled it off.

It all began on August 5 when Anthony Yahle’s wife, Melissa, called 911 around 4 a.m. when she noticed irregularities in her husband’s breathing and was unable to wake him up.

ABC News reports that Melissa — who is a nurse –  and the couple’s 17-year-old son, Lawrence,performed CPR until an ambulance could arrive.

Anthony Yahle of Ohio Comes Back to Life After Son Says: Youre Not Going to Die Today

Though paramedics were able to find a heartbeat and things originally seemed like they would turn out alright, Anthony’s heart stopped at the hospital and doctors were unable to revive him.

After roughly 45 minutes, cardiologist Dr. Raja Nazir reportedly said it was time to call the time of death.

But Anthony’s son, Lawrence, refused to give up hope.

Wearing a cross necklace and speaking clearly on CNN, the young hero explained that something just didn’t feel “right” about the situation.

“[My dad is] 37-years-old, he’s never had a heart problem. He’s not dead in that room,” Lawrence recalled thinking.

Lawrence said he went back to where his father was and started praying with his pastor, Paul.

“Something came in me and got me to point at him, and I said, ‘Dad you’re not going to die today.”‘

“I stood there for a few more moments, and I started walking back to the counseling room to comfort my sisters and my mom,” Lawrence continued.  “[I] took about three steps and my pastor, Paul, he looked and me and said, ‘Lawrence! Lawrence!’”

The boy’s father had begun showing signs of life and, unbelievably, doctors were able to resuscitate him.

Watch the family’s complete interview courtesy of CNN, below (skip to around 2:30 for Lawrence’s remarks):

Cardiologist Dr. Raja Nazir commented: “In the last 20 years, I’ve never seen anybody we have pronounced dead … and then for him to come back, I’ve never seen it.  Actually, I’ve never heard of it.”

Nazir and Anthony are both calling it a “miracle.”

“There’s nobody but God that could have done this,” Anthony said simply.  “The doctors had all given up — I mean, rightfully so. It had been so long. But for me to wake up without any brain damage or anything like that is another part of a miracle…to be, you know, without oxygen for 45 minutes, that’s huge.”

“It definitely strengthened my faith, my family’s faith, everybody I know’s faith,” he said.  “If it strengthens everybody’s faith, I’ll take the lumps for it.”

Anthony says he has no memory of the event, however, and no afterlife recollections.

“I went to bed … woke up five days later in the hospital,” he remarked.  “Nobody really has an explanation for it — medically anyway.”

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Reaching 700,000 Views: Taking Back America!

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Reaching 700,000 Views: Taking Back America.

By Mario Murillo

This morning at 6 AM California time we reached 700,000 views to our blog.  This is no small feat.  The blog is literally only promoted by word of mouth.   This little blog defied the odds and the experts and continues to baffle those who know all about blogs.

Prevailing wisdom says that any evangelist who speaks out against the government’s tyranny, political correctness and the racial double standard is doomed.

They warn that many doors of ministry will close.  I am still waiting on that one because I can use a rest from the intense schedule I have been compelled to keep because of the many open doors for winning souls.

They caution me that the unchurched will use my stands as an excuse to reject Christ.  It always amazes me how the church underestimates the love of truth in the average American.  By jolting the obvious nonsense and lies, many have come to trust what we say about Jesus.   Many lost souls are suffering under the insanity of our culture and are relieved to hear someone explain why it is so damaging.   As a matter of fact, many Americans, because they know better, despise the rosy picture that many preachers are painting.

Some have ordered me to shut up and just preach the Gospel.  I can guarantee you that those people have not been in our meetings.  They would see that 99% of all I do is preach salvation and healing to lost and hurting audiences all over America.  In September alone we will be invade 4 Cities with soul winning and signs and wonders: Fairfield CA, Houston TX, Santa Rosa CA and Salinas CA.

Many timid souls long for the days before September 11, 2001.  Many yearn for time before Barrack Obama out and out declared war on our way of life or simply cannot face reality.   It is urgent that we do not confuse wisdom with denial.  Just because pulpits are filled with voices that act as if nothing disastrous is afoot does not make it so.

The Jesus in me, the one who lovingly told the masses “come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden” is also the Jesus who ran the money changers out of the Temple and called King Herod a fox, (a highly derogatory name back then.)

William Wilberforce did as much as any man in history to end slavery.   When he told John Wesley that he was going to speak out against slavery, the great man of God gave him counsel.  He warned him that many in high places of politics and religion would vilify him and oppose him with all of their might.  Very Godly people would even join the chorus of railing against him.   “You must be certain that God has told you to speak out” he said.   “I know that God will protect you and help you to finish your great task.”

Today we see a holocaust in the black community.  Beyond the rash of black on white thrill killings, we are seeing thousands of young blacks kill each other.    Government programs, racial hucksters, and hip hop hoodlums victimize their own.  It is a new plantation with new slave masters.

So I confess that God has told me to speak out for my country and the multilevel slavery that is being forced on all Americans by Obamacare, the war on marriage and a host of double standards.  You can hide behind your sense of spiritual entitlement (believe me, the church has its own full-blown nanny state going on.)  Or you can join me and millions like me that see that speaking out against evil is a natural extension of the Christ within us.

In conclusion:  I am not crying in despair but in hope.  I know that by turning over rocks and shining a light on the evil the vermin can be stopped.  Above all, I am praying for America and believe that she will be saved.

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P.S. I am wide open to reason and counsel.  But don’t waste your time attacking me when you do not offer facts or rational explanation.   It would be a personal blessing to hear from you.  Your words of encouragement have a much greater effect on me personally that you know. Please leave a comment!   P.S. S.Join us in Fairfield CA for two nights of soul winning and signs and wonders.

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GALLUP: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE JUMPS FROM 7.7% TO 8.9% IN 30 DAYS

GALLUP: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE JUMPS FROM 7.7% TO 8.9% IN 30 DAYS


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`Outside of the federal government’s Bureau of Labor statistics, the Gallup polling organization also tracks the nation’s unemployment rate. While the BLS and Gallup findings might not always perfectly align, the trends almost always do and the small statistical differences just haven’t been worthy of note. But now Gallup is showing a sizable 30 day jump in the unemployment rate, from 7.7% on July 21 to 8.9% today.

This is an 18-month high.

At the end of July, the BLS showed a 7.4% unemployment rate, compared to Gallup’s 7.8%. Again, a difference not worthy of note. But Gallup’s upward trend to almost 9% in just the last three weeks is alarming, especially because this is not a poll with a history of wild swings due to statistical anomalies. Gallup’s sample size is a massive 30,000 adults and the rolling average is taken over a full 30 day period.

Gallup also shows an alarming increase in the number of underemployed (those with some work seeking more). During the same 30-day period, that number has jumped from 17.1% to 17.9%.

SCHOOL WILL NO LONGER REQUIRE STUDENTS TO KNEEL DOWN BEFORE PRINCIPAL ‘LIKE A KING’ FOR DISMISSAL.

SCHOOL WILL NO LONGER REQUIRE STUDENTS TO KNEEL DOWN BEFORE PRINCIPAL ‘LIKE A KING’ FOR DISMISSAL

Aug. 21, 2013 1:36pm 

A supposed safety measure mandating students at a California elementary school kneel before administrators in order to be dismissed will be stopped, school district officials said this week.

The move comes after a concerned parent circulated flyers to other parents alerting them that their children are “being told to stop and kneel down for the principal and administration” until they are excused to “return to class from lunch and recess,” according to KCAL-TV.

“Is it OK for your son and/or daughter to kneel down to them?” the flyer asked.

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Yucaipa Calimesa Unified School District Superintendent Cali Binks told KCAL the policy was implemented this year as a “positive behavior intervention,” but said it will no longer be enforced.

It was not immediately clear how the kneeling of students related to campus safety or the instillation of positive behavior in the elementary school students.

Calls made to Binks by TheBlaze requesting comment were not immediately returned.

Mass phone calls were reportedly issued to parents informing them of the discontinuation of the controversial policy.

One parent expressed her outrage about what her daughter had to go through.

“She says that she has to drop down on one knee with her hands at her side, wait for the principal to come out, lift his arms and tell them to go to class,” the unidentified parent told KCAL. “I feel that the principal wants to be like a king, and we don’t have kings in America.”

OBAMA’S BROTHER LINKED TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD: OVERSEES THEIR INVESTMENTS.

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OBAMA’S BROTHER LINKED TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

Report says Malik directs radical Islamic movement’s investments

Published: 17 hours ago

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NEW YORK – President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White House more headaches over new evidence linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and establishing that controversial IRS supervisor Lois Lerner signed his tax-exempt approval letter.

Malik Obama’s oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to an Egyptian report citing the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Tehani al-Gebali

In a news report on Egyptian television of a Gebali speech, translated by researcher Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative, Gebali said she would like “to inform the American people that their president’s brother Obama is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

“We will carry out the law, and the Americans will not stop us,” she said. “We need to open the files and begin court sessions.

“The Obama administration cannot stop us; they know that they supported terrorism,” she continued. “We will open the files so these nations are exposed, to show how they collaborated with [the terrorists]. It is for this reason that the American administration fights us.”

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Shoebat said Gebali explained the news is important to Americans who are concerned about their president’s actions, calling it “is a gift to the American people,” implying there were more revelations to come.

In an interview on Egyptian television, Gebali said the cost to Egypt has been great, and she vowed her country will not allow any conspiracy against its people or the Egyptian state. She insisted that pushing Egypt to bankruptcy is unacceptable, because it would plunge her country into a dire state similar to Iraq and Libya.

Shoebat said that if the reports are correct, Turkey appears to play a central role in the alleged conspiracy. He emphasized that Egypt has asserted to the international community that it will not tolerate any attempt to push the country to bankruptcy.

Shoebat’s blog linked to three “very credible sources” that corroborate the report on Gebali’s comments.

Shoebat reported in May that Malik Obama is the executive secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization, or IDO, a group created by the government of Sudan, which is considered by the U.S. State Department to be a terrorist state.

In 2010, Malik Obama attended an IDO conference in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. One of the objectives of the IDO is to spread Wahhabist Islam across the African continent.

Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir supervised the conference. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on seven counts related to crimes against humanity.

Shoebat asserted the evidence places Malik Obama “in bed with terrorists, working in a terrorist state as an official of an organization created by terrorists.”

Malik’s tax-exempt problems

WND reported in May that funds contributed in the U.S. to a 501(c)3 foundation run by Malik Obama have been diverted to support Malik’s multiple wives in Kenya, an expert on Islamic extremism has charged.

Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS tax-exempt division currently under congressional investigation, signed the letter approving tax-exempt status for the Malik Obama’s Barack H. Obama Foundation.

Lerner, currently on paid executive leave from her IRS supervisory position, took the Fifth Amendment before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22 rather than answer questions on inappropriate criteria used by her IRS department to delay or otherwise deny tax-exempt status for tea party and “patriot” groups.

Shoebat has detailed his allegations in a 22-page investigative report titled “New IRS Scandal: Islamic Extremism and Sex Slaves: Report Reveals Obama’s Relatives Run Charities of Deceit,” published on his website

After a thorough examination of available evidence, Shoebat explained to WND his allegations against the Obama family tax-exempt foundations:

When Malik Obama and Sarah Obama raised money in the United States as the respective heads of foundations claiming to be charities, not only did the Internal Revenue Service illegally grant one of them tax-deductible status retroactively, but these foundations have supported – to varying degrees – illegal operations that acquire funding for personal gain, philandering, polygamy and the promotion of Wahhabism, the brand of Islam practiced by Al-Qaeda.

For the past two years, since long before the current IRS scandals became public, WND has been reporting irregularities in two IRS-approved 501(c)3 organizations operated in the U.S. by Obama’s half-brother and step-grandmother in Kenya.

WND reported in September 2011 the Barack H. Obama Foundation apparently received IRS approval one month after an application was submitted in May 2011. The IRS determination letter June 11, 2011, granted a highly irregular retroactive tax-exempt approval only after the group came under fire for operating as a 501(c)3 foundation since 2008 without ever having applied to the IRS.

In October 2012, WND reported a separate foundation, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, created on behalf of Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya, has transferred funds, 90 percent of which are raised from U.S. individuals and corporations, to send Kenyan students to the top three most radical Wahhabist madrassas in Saudi Arabia.

Since its founding in 2008, the Barack H. Obama Foundation, operating out of a commercial mail drop in Arlington, Va., has solicited tax-deductible contributions on the Internet, listing addresses and telephone numbers both in the U.S. and Kenya, without disclosing the group lacked an IRS determination letter.

In September 2011, the IRS confirmed to WND that the Barack H. Obama Foundation had received a determination letter in June 2011, awarding the group tax-exempt 501(c)3 status retro-actively to 2008

Malik Obama, best man at the wedding of Barack H. Obama, Oct. 3, 1992

Tax-exempt polygamy?

On March 3, 2013, Andrew Malone, reporting for the London Daily Mail, documented that Malik’s youngest wife in Kenya, Sheila Anyano, 35 years his junior, had spent the past two years living with three of Malik’s other wives at the “Barack H Obama Foundation rest and relaxation center,” a restaurant complex that profits from visitors drawn by the family’s connection to the American president.

According to the Daily Mail, members of his extended family in Kenya have accused Malik, a practitioner of Islam and a polygamist, of being a wife-beater and philanderer. Malik is accused of seducing Sheila, the newest of his estimated 12 wives when she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl – a crime in Kenya, where the legal age of consent is 18.

Malone tracked down Sheila’s mother, Mary, who explained to the reporter that Malik Obama had “secret trysts” with the girl after spotting her attending prayers at the mosque he has built in Kogelo, the family’s ancestral home.

Sheila, now age 20, told Ambrose that marrying Malik, now age 55, was the “worst decision” of her life and confirmed that she and Malik kept their marriage “a secret,” because she was 17.

“At first he was good, after he started speaking to me at the mosque,” Sheila told the Daily Mail. “But he has changed. Marrying him has been the biggest mistake of my life. He beats me, but mostly he’s just nasty and quarrelsome.”

Shoebot charged that Malik Obama is abusing non-profit funds.

“There is no evidence to suggest that Malik is building any houses in Kogelo for widows and orphans as claimed,” Shoebat said.

Neither is there evidence that the Mama Sarah Foundation has built any homes for widows, orphans and HIV/AIDS victims.

“The only evidence where monies were spent involves the Barack H. Obama Recreation and Rest Center in Kenya, which housed Malik’s 12 wives in a facility that includes a restaurant and a mosque with a madrassa,” he said.

“While building mosques is legally considered charity, evidence shows the entire funding came directly from entities and individuals from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain,” Shoebat said. “There is nothing of charitable nature to show for all the funds Malik raises from the United States. To date, there is no evidence for any accomplishments toward building homes for orphans, widows and AIDS victims in Kogelo or anywhere else in Kenya.”

Limited financial reporting

An IRS Form 990-EZ required for tax-exempt organizations was filed on May 23, 2011, only days before the IRS determination letter was sent.

Barack H. Obama Foundation, Form 990-EZ, filed May 23, 2011, page 1

The Form 990-EZ appears to have been hand-written by Malik Obama himself, complete with an unorthodox page of calculations evidently included to back up the amounts entered into the form.

The Form 990 reported the foundation had received $24,250 total gross income for 2010, derived from contributions, gifts and grants.

“We were not very successful this year because of limited contributions,” Malik reported on the Form 990. “The Foundation sponsored a Youth Tournement (sic) and embarked on construction of community bridges.”

Malik surfaced during the 2008 presidential campaign, dressed in African garb and holding a photograph of Barack Obama in African garb.

Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama displays a 1980s-era photograph of Barack Obama in Kenya

Born in Kenya to Kezia

Born in Kenya, on March 15, 1958, Abongo Malik “Roy” Obama was the first child born to Barack Obama Sr.

The son of Kezia, Obama Sr.’s first wife, Malik was only 18 months old when Barack Obama Sr. arrived in New York Aug. 8, 1959, on a BOAC flight in transit from Kenya to begin his undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.

Having abandoned Kezia in Kenya, Obama Sr. subsequently married Stanley Ann Dunham, Barack Obama Jr.’s mother, while in Honolulu, according to the account Obama relates in his autobiography “Dreams from My Father.”

Obama family portrait taken in Kenya. Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama stands to Barack Obama Jr.’s immediate left

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Why are these teen monsters roaming the United States? Three teens charged over murder of Melbourne baseball player Chris Lane.

Three teens charged over murder of Melbourne baseball player Chris Lane

  • CARMEL MELOUNEY, AAP
  • HERALD SUN
  • AUGUST 21, 2013 1:03PM

 

THE teenage “thugs” charged over the murder of Melbourne baseballer Chris Lane “will pay”, says a US prosecutor.

District Attorney Jason Hicks said outside the first court hearing in the Oklahoma town of Duncan that he was “going to do everything I can to ensure these three thugs pay for what they did to Christopher Lane”.

“To those friends of ours in Australia, we would say to you this is not Duncan, Oklahoma,” Mr Hicks said.

“This is not Stephens County, Oklahoma.”

Lane’s accused killers refused bail

Two boys who allegedly shot dead an Australian baseballer have been charged with first degree murder.

Stephens County Courthouse heard how one of the boys accused of murdering Lane, 22, danced and laughed as he was taken into a police station to be charged after the killing on Friday.

James Edwards, 15, was treating the murder as a joke, Mr Hicks told the hearing.

Mr Hicks told the court that Edwards has previously been in contact with police, and that he had “an attitude of total disregard for law enforcement” when he was being charged over Lane’s death.

“He thinks it’s funny, and it’s all a joke,” Mr Hicks said.

“I believe he is a threat to the community.”

Mr Hicks said Edwards kept a probation appointment for another matter at the courthouse just minutes after Lane was killed.

 

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“He was cold, callous and that was the demeanor that we saw throughout the course of the investigation,” Mr Hicks said.

Edwards and Chancey Luna, 16, were charged with first-degree murder and face life in prison if convicted.

Mr Hicks said that Luna had refused to co-operate with police.

They were both refused bail.

James Edwards, 15, charged with first-degree murder.

James Edwards, 15, charged with first-degree murder. Source: Supplied

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James Edwards takes a selfie. Picture: Facebook

James Edwards takes a selfie. Source: Supplied

Chancey Luna, 16, charged with first-degree murder.

Chancey Luna, 16, charged with first-degree murder. Source: AP

Chancey Luna.

Chancey Luna. Source: Supplied

Michael Jones, 17, was charged with using a vehicle to facilitate the discharge of a weapon and accessory after the fact of murder in the first degree.

Bail for Jones, who is assisting prosecutors and police, was set at $US1 million ($A1.1 million).

The three will be tried as adults.

They were dressed in orange prison jumpsuits and had their legs shackled during the brief appearance.

Michael Jones, 17, charged with being an accessory to the killing.

Michael Jones, 17, charged with being an accessory to the killing. Source: Supplied

The court was told that the three boys spotted Lane jogging along a road in an upper-class area of Duncan on Friday.

They got into a car driven by Jones, drove behind Lane and then Luna shot him with .22 calibre revolver in the back, the court was told.

“The information we have was this was the person who pulled the trigger,” the prosecutor said of Luna.

Edwards and Luna did not show any emotion, but Jones broke down in tears after Mr Hicks said he was looking at a “very, very lengthy prison sentence”.

“I didn’t pull the trigger,” Jones said.

Chris Lane wears his baseball equipment in Australia. Picture: Essendon Baseball Club

Chris Lane. Picture: Essendon Baseball ClubSource: AP

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Sarah Harper and Chris Lane.

Sarah Harper and Chris Lane. Source: Supplied

The courtroom was packed and divided.

In the front row sat about 20 family and friends of Sarah Harper, Lane’s longtime American girlfriend. Ms Harper, 23, was not in court.

Cindy Harper told the Herald Sun her daughter was at home “trying to relax”.

Another Harper family member said “this is surreal” as they were taken out a side door of the court building by sheriffs.

A few rows behind was a distraught Jennifer Luna, coming to grips with a nightmare 12 months that saw the death of her husband in a motorcycle accident and now the prospect her son could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Jennifer Luna, right, the mother of 16-year-old murder suspect Chancey Luna, outside court. Picture: AP

Jennifer Luna, right, the mother of murder suspect Chancey Luna, outside court. Source: AP

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Jennifer Luna, the mother of Chancey Luna, leaves court Photo: Andrew Quilty.

Jennifer Luna. Photo: Andrew Quilty. Source: HeraldSun

On the right hand side of the courtroom was James Edwards Sr, refusing to believe his son was a killer.

“Yes, I do,” Mr Edwards replied outside court when asked if he believed his son, who hoped to be an Olympic wrestler, was innocent.

In the back left area of the court was Jones’s parents and supporters, including his pregnant girlfriend.

She sobbed in her seat, eventually leaving the court before Jones came in.

Edwards and Luna did not appear to be fazed during their court appearance.

Even when Ms Luna stood up in court to answer an administrative question from Judge Jerry Herberger, her son didn’t acknowledge her.

Edwards didn’t look for family members.

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James Edwards Sr believes his 15-year-old son is innocent.

James Edwards Sr believes his 15-year-old son is innocent. Source: AP

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The sister of accused murder James Edwards is comforted by a friend, left, outside court.

The sister of accused murder James Edwards is comforted by a friend, left. Source: HeraldSun

Asked if she had a message for the Lane family outside court, Ms Luna told the Herald Sun: “I feel sorry for them, my heart goes out to them, it really does, but that’s my baby too.

“My boy was a baby too.”

Luna said there were no guns at her house, and her son was at home playing X-Box with her soon-to-be stepson when she came home from work last Friday after finishing at 3pm.

It comes a day after Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said he had secured the confession of Jones who had summoned investigators to his jail cell and claimed they were bored “so they decided to kill somebody”.

Chief Ford said the teens had no motive other than to ”make a name for themselves”.

Prosecutor Jason Hicks, right, talks to the media following the teenagers' court appearance. Picture: AP

Prosecutor Jason Hicks, right, talks to the media following the teenagers’ court appearance. Source:AP

Lane was staying with Ms Harper in Duncan before going back to Oklahoma’s East Central University where he majored in finance and was the catcher on the team’s baseball team.

Ms Harper yesterday revealed her heartbreak at losing her “best friend”, and parents of the accused protested their innocence.

She also told the Herald Sun that she didn’t know what punishment would be appropriate for the three teens.

Lane, who grew up in Oak Park in Melbourne’s north, had only been back in the US for three days after an eight-week break in Australia with Ms Harper.

“I don’t want them to have any future that Chris wasn’t able to have as well,” Ms Harper said of the accused yesterday.

“It’s been pretty rough. It’s been hard knowing he was taken so close to home, let alone taken in the way he was. To be pointed out like that …”

Ms Harper said she and Lane had joked about America’s soft gun laws before he was shot.

“He wasn’t a fan of guns,” she said.

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Sarah Harper next to a memorial along the road where Chris Lane was killed. Picture: AP

Sarah Harper next to a memorial along the road where Chris Lane was killed. Source: AP

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A memorial to Chris Lane near where he was shot.

A memorial to Chris Lane near where he was shot. Source: AP

She fondly described Lane as a smart, kind and curious guy who would “do anything for anybody”.

Ms Harper, also a talented sportswoman, said she and Lane just “meshed together” within weeks of meeting at college in Oklahoma in August 2009.

“It was more of a personality (we had in common), not so much interests. He was intellectual, into world news, and I found that quite boring,” she said.

“He really wanted to travel more. He loved the idea of seeing the world.”

Ms Harper said she would come back to Australia to farewell Lane with his family.

“I’m probably going to go back and say goodbye with the people he loved the most,” she said.

“It was a great time getting back there and seeing him in his element with all his favourite friends.

“It’s going to be hard going back but it’s something I need to do.

“Thank you to everyone who supported and loved Chris. I really appreciated it.”

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Christopher Lane's mother and sister.

Christopher Lane’s mother and sister. Source: News Limited

Shocked family and friends have been trying to make sense of the tragedy.

Peter Lane paid tribute to his son and said the family was still waiting on news from the US authorities regarding the repatriation of the body.

“There is not going to be any good come out of this. It was so senseless. There was nothing he did or could have done,” Mr Lane said this week.

“It’s happened. It’s wrong and we just try and deal with it the best we can.”

Flowers and a baseball have been placed on the home plate at Essendon Baseball Club with a message.

“A wonderful young man taken too soon,” it read. “Why?”

College friend Marshall Veal added Lane had “brought light to each of us”.

“Lanes would have done anything in the world for all of us and we would do the same, he was a best friend, teammate, and most of all a Brother. We love you Laney.”

Local Bill Renfrow, who lives just metres from the intersection where Lane was shot, said Duncan locals had erected a flower memorial for him at the site of the attack.

“It’s sad to us, more than anything. It’s shocking. He was a visitor in our country,” he said.

“This is a very quiet neighbourhood, there’s never any trouble here.”

Essendon Baseball Club’s match against the University of Melbourne on Sunday will be turned into a tribute to Lane to raise money for the family.

– with Stephen Drill Andy Burns and AAP

Australian’s drive-by death ‘senseless’

The father of baseballer Chris Lane says the murder of his son in a random drive-by shooting is senseless.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Blasts Abortion Culture: ‘What in the World Happened to Us?’

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Blasts Abortion Culture: ‘What in the World Happened to Us?’

August 20, 2013 – 10:26 AM

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In a video featuring Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, the TV star – in what appears to be a religious sermon – declares his pro-life stance on the issue of abortion.  When discussing the ethics of, and that there’s even a debate on, the issue, he asks, “What in the world happened to us?”

“Listen, from the time you started inside your mother’s womb, Thomas Jefferson had it right, you have the God-given right to life for crying out loud. You’re this long (pointing to his finger). You’re a week old inside your mother. They suck you out of there when you’re about like that (point to finger again). You wouldn’t be here tonight!
“And, when you got to be the size of my thumb, they suck you out. You wouldn’t be here.  Then, you grow a little bigger, like my fist – and finally eight, nine months later you come out.

“And we debate whether it’s a – some woman’s right to tear you out of there a piece at a time! C’mon! You have a God-given right to live. And of all places, inside your mother – what in the world happened to us?”

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