CHARDON, Ohio - Admitted Chardon High School shooter TJ Lane has appealed his sentence for the murders of three classmates.
The paperwork was filed on April 18 with the 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals in Warren and shows attorney Michael Partlow has been appointed his appellate counsel.
Geauga County Common Pleas Court Judge David Fuhry sentenced Lane to life in prison without the possibility of parole in March, following Lane's guilty plea to the shooting rampage.
Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz said the appeal had been expected. "I feel strongly the judge's sentence will be upheld and we will vigorously defend the sentence and work on the appeal in our office."
You may remember the admitted murderer wore a T-shirt underneath his suit jacket during sentencing that said "KILLER" across it in marker. He also gave victims' family members the finger in court and made several rude comments.
Lane opened fire in the school's cafeteria on Feb. 27, 2012 killing Daniel Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin and Russell King Jr., while injuring three other students.
Lane is behind bars at the Lorain Correctional Institution in Grafton.