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Mistrial declared in King murder trial after jury fails to reach consensus

Thursday, September 1, 2011
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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. [...]

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Defense rests in murder trial of gay teen; accused refuses to testify

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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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. [...]

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Defense witnesses: childhood molestation triggered violent reaction to gay classmate

Friday, August 5, 2011
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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. [...]

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King murder trial resumes — defense claims accused was sexually harassed

Sunday, July 31, 2011
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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. [...]

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Trial gets underway of California teen charged with killing gay classmate

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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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. [...]

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Lesbian reservist who successfully challenged DADT dismissal, will retire

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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A decorated Air Force Reserve flight nurse, who successfully challenged her dismissal under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, said on Tuesday she will retire rather than return to duty. [...]

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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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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. [...]

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Judge orders military to reinstate lesbian reservist fired under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Friday, September 24, 2010
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A federal judge on Friday ordered the reinstatement of a decorated Air Force Reserve flight nurse who was discharged from the military under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans openly gay service members. In a judgment hailed by gay rights advocates, U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said [...]

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Federal judge to rule on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ discharge of lesbian reservist

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Closing arguments concluded Tuesday in the case of a lesbian who wants to be reinstated to the Air Force Reserve in Washington state. Former Major Margaret Witt testified on Monday in a trial at the U.S. Courthouse in Tacoma, challenging her discharge from the Air Force Reserve in 2004 under [...]

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Court rejects motion to force Brown, Schwarzenegger to defend Prop 8

Friday, September 3, 2010
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A California state appeals court has denied a conservative law group's request that it force Attorney General Jerry Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to defend Proposition 8 in federal court. [...]

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