Records: Chardon school shooting suspect TJ Lane had troubled family, father challenged paternity

Chardon suspect had troubled family

CHARDON, Ohio - Newly released court records underscore the troubled family life of a 17-year-old Ohio boy charged in a school shooting rampage that killed three students.

Records released in Chardon say T.J. Lane's father challenged his paternity in 1995, but tests showed there was a 99 percent chance he's the father.

That year, the father asked for temporary custody because the toddler's mother was in jail for violating probation on a domestic violence charge.

The News-Herald says the judge who released the records Tuesday must decide whether to release any social-service agency records on Lane.

He's facing a hearing next month on whether he will be tried as an adult on aggravated murder charges in the Feb. 27 attack. His lawyer has said Lane's family is "devastated" by the shootings.

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