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,...

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...

Troubled, Gay, and Murdered in Junior High
 Troubled, Gay, and Murdered
 in Junior High 

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...

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