An Oklahoma court has been told how one of the boys accused of murdering Melbourne baseballer Chris Lane danced and laughed as he was being taken into a police station to be charged.
James Edwards, 15, was treating the murder as a joke, District Attorney Jason Hicks told a hearing in the town of Duncan on Tuesday.
Mr Hicks told the court that Edwards has previously been in contact with police, and that he “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 outside court that Edwards was also “cold and callous” at the police station.
Edwards and Chancey Luna, 16, were charged with first degree murder and face life in prison if convicted.
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