The White House was pressed Wednesday about whether President Obama will weigh in on the death of Chris Lane, an Australian baseball player allegedly killed Friday by three teenagers.
Commentators on the right have sought to draw a connection between Lane and Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager killed in 2012 during a fight with George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who suspected Martin was an intruder.
Police said the three teenagers involved in Lane’s killing allegedly acted out of summer boredom. Lane’s killing in Duncan, Okla., “sounds like a pretty tragic case,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. But he refused to go further, citing the legal process.