Brandon McInerney

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Teen in Gay Murder Case Gets 21 Years

Brandon McInerney reaches plea deal

(Newser) - A California teen will go to prison for 21 years for shooting his gay classmate to death in a middle school computer lab in 2008. The plea deal was reached yesterday; in Brandon McInerney’s first trial, the jury deadlocked . In order to avoid a second trial, McInerney, now 17,... More »

Jury Punts on Case of Teen Who Shot Gay Classmate

Mistrial declared as jury can't decide on murder or manslaughter

(Newser) - A jury came up empty yesterday in its attempt to decide the fate of a California teenager who shot a gay classmate in the head at point blank range. The judge declared a mistrial in the case of Brandon McInerney after the jury said it couldn't come to a... More »

Troubled, Gay, and Murdered in Junior High

Teachers split over flamboyant student who was killed in Calif. class

(Newser) - A flamboyant cross-dresser, 14-year-old Lawrence King was killed in his Los Angeles school by a boy he loved. The murder trial starts this week, but analysts are debating another question: Whether King's death could have been avoided. Newsweek goes behind the scenes, looking at King's troubled upbringing, the teachers who... More »

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