Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lance Madison, 12, beaten to death in a church basement by 13-year-old friend

A boy of 12 was brutally murdered by a 13-year-old friend following an argument in the basement of an Oklahoma church, the State Medical Examiner ruled.

Lance Madison died of head and neck injuries due to blunt force trauma after being struck by the killer during a scuffle at the First Baptist Church in Cordell, Oklahoma, on January 11.

His best friend apparently witnessed the fight and told Lance's mom that the boys had been ‘horsing around’.

She said in an interview with NewsOK that the situation had got out of control and Lane, an avid wrestler, was punched in the face. He hit a wall and fell to the floor unconscious.

The other boy then jumped on top of him and beat him.

As he fell, Lance’s head hit the church basement floor, which had only a thin layer of carpet over concrete. He was taken to Cordell Memorial Hospital where he later died. Read More