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Lawrence King, murdered Feb 12, 2008.

Remembering Larry King

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Today I remember Larry King, who was killed six years ago. On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, 14-year old Brandon McInerney brought a gun to E.O. Green Junior High School, stood up in the middle of class and shot 15 year-old Larry King twice in the back of the head. A few days later Larry was taken off of life support. Like so many other LGBT youth of color, Larry spent his life navigating violent and unsupportive foster care and educational institutions... [ Read more → ]
Brandon McInerney

McInerney sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing of gay classmate

Monday, December 19, 2011
VENTURA, Calif. -- Brandon McInerney was sentenced Monday to 21 years in state prison for the execution style killing of openly gay classmate Lawrence King during a computer lab class three years ago. [ Read more → ]
Bryan Fischer

Fischer: ‘Flamboyant homosexual’ Lawrence King’s murderer is the real victim

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We can now add Bryan Fischer to the list of anti-gay activists who have blamed 15-year-old openly gay eighth grader Lawrence King for his own murder, this time on the grounds that his killer was a victim of King’s relentless sexual harassment... [ Read more → ]
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Teen charged in murder of gay classmate agrees to 21-year prison term

Monday, November 21, 2011
Brandon McInerney — accused of murdering gay classmate Lawrence King in February of 2008 at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard — has struck a plea deal with prosecutors, and agreed to spend the next 21 years in prison. [ Read more → ]
Brandon McInerney

McInerney to be retried in Lawrence King murder; hate crime charge dropped

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Brandon McInerney -- accused of murdering gay classmate Lawrence King in February of 2008 at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard -- will be retried on a murder charge, Ventura County California prosecutors announced Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
Randy-Thomasson

‘Save California’ leader suggests Larry King provoked his own murder

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Randy Thomasson of Save California said that openly gay student Larry King, who was murdered by his classmate Brandon McInerney in 2008, provoked his murderer into killing him. [ Read more → ]
Brandon McInerney

Prosecutors vow to retry California teen accused of killing gay classmate

Friday, September 2, 2011
Prosecutors in the murder trial of an Oxnard, Calif., teen — accused of the execution-style murder of openly gay classmate Lawrence King — vowed on Friday to retry Brandon McInerney, 17, maintaining that the shooting was a premeditated hate crime. [ Read more → ]
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Mistrial declared in King murder trial after jury fails to reach consensus

Thursday, September 1, 2011
A judge in California on Thursday declared a mistrial in the case of an Oxnard teenager accused of the execution-style murder of an openly gay classmate, Lawrence King. [ Read more → ]
Brandon McInerney

Prosecution rests in murder of gay teen — ‘Larry King was executed for who he was’

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ventura County deputy prosecutor Maeve Fox told jurors in her closing arguments on Thursday, "It’s natural to feel sympathy for youthful murder defendant Brandon McInerney, who grew up in a home so violent and dysfunctional that he wasn’t even allowed to cry after his father punched him in the face. But the law does not allow for sympathy." [ Read more → ]
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Defense rests in murder trial of gay teen; accused refuses to testify

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Defense attorneys on Monday rested their case in the murder trial of 17-year-old Brandon McInerney, accused in the 2008 execution-style slaying of Lawrence King, a gay classmate. [ Read more → ]
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Defense witnesses: childhood molestation triggered violent reaction to gay classmate

Friday, August 5, 2011
Testimony in the murder trial of 17-year-old Brandon McInerney, accused of killing an openly gay classmate, brought new revelations of McInerney's abusive childhood, and testimony that the victim antagonized McInerney by parading around in makeup and high heels. [ Read more → ]
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King murder trial resumes — defense claims accused was sexually harassed

Sunday, July 31, 2011
Testimony resumes this week in the murder trial of 17-year-old Brandon McInerney, accused of the 2008 execution-style shooting of an openly gay classmate, then-15-year-old Lawrence King. [ Read more → ]
Brian McInerney (left), and Lawrence King

Trial gets underway of California teen charged with killing gay classmate

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Opening arguments are scheduled to get underway Tuesday in the trial of Brandon McInerney, charged with the execution style killing of a gay classmate in 2008. [ Read more → ]
Brian McInerney (left), and Lawrence King

Jury selection planned in trial of teen charged with killing gay classmate

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Jury selection is scheduled to get under way next month in the murder trial of Brandon McInerney, who is charged with the execution style killing of a gay classmate in 2008. [ Read more → ]
Lawrence King, murdered Feb 12, 2008.

Judge denies defense request to delay trial in shooting death of gay teen

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A California judge has denied a request by defense attorneys to delay the trial of a teen accused of first-degree murder and a hate crime in the 2008 shooting death of 15 year-old Lawrence King. [ Read more → ]
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