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May 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Ex-boyfriend charged in death of Renton girl, 17

King County prosecutors today charged Jarod Thomas Lane, 19, with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in connection with the slaying of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend in Renton on Friday. Lane was arrested Monday in Oklahoma.

Jessica Scholl had broken up with Lane about two weeks before the slaying, according to charges. A classmate of Scholl’s told police that while on his way to Lindbergh High School that morning he overheard Scholl and Lane arguing on the front porch of Scholl’s home.

Lane’s friends told police that he was distraught over the break-up and was depressed, charges said.

Another teen told police that Scholl texted him several times on Friday morning saying that Lane wouldn’t leave her alone. The teen called Scholl just before 6:30 a.m. Friday and she asked him to tell Lane to leave her alone, charges said. The boy called Lane, who was crying. Lane told him that he was at Scholl’s front door “and wanted to see her face to face one last time,” charges said.

The teen then called Scholl and told her to call the police. She told him that she planned to open the front door and yell at Lane to leave her alone.

Firefighters found School’s body after they responded to  a fire at her home. The King County Medical Examiner’s office on Tuesday said Scholl died from multiple injuries to her head and neck.

Just after 8 a.m. Friday, Lane’s mother received a call from her son saying that he loved her. He said “I’ve done something I’m not proud of, I have to run away,” charges said.

Earlier Tuesday, Lane waived his extradition from Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City television station KWTV reports (http://is.gd/dm4wcv ) that Lane appeared before an Oklahoma County district judge Tuesday morning without a lawyer and waived his extradition.

Lane was picked up by Oklahoma City police and Oklahoma state troopers on Monday after his abandoned vehicle was spotted on the shoulder of Interstate 35 about 18 miles north of Oklahoma City,

King County authorities have 10 days to pick up Lane and bring him back to Washington.

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