The court battle over the Chardon Healing Fund is far from over, but Thursday brought a partial victory for the victims' families.
CHARDON, Ohio - One of the victims left paralyzed after he was shot in the 2012 shooting rampage at Chardon High School made an appearance at the suspect's court hearing Tuesday.
Nick Walczak, who was shot four times on Feb. 27, 2012, entered the courtroom at 10 a.m. in a wheelchair. He waved to someone in the crowd.
Walczak, then-17, was shot twice in the neck, once in the back and once in the arm. One of the bullets pierced his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed. He also lost three friends.
Since the shooting, Walczak threw out the first pitch at a Lake County Captains game, where the team donated money to the Nick Walczak Healing Fund. Volunteers also repaved his family's driveway so Nick could use his wheelchair.
The teen suspected of shooting Walczak, 18-year-old TJ Lane, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated murder charges in the hearing.
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