Brandon McInerney finally plead guilty to second degree murder for the shooting death of openly gay classmate Lawrence King. McInerney has received a 21-year prison sentence, which means he’ll be free to kill more effeminate gays by the time he’s 38!
McInerney’s first trial was declared a mistrial when jurors couldn’t decide whether he committed first-degree murder or manslaughter. The jury also couldn’t decide whether McInerney committed a hate crime by targeting King for his homosexuality—prosecutors planned to drop the hate-crime charge in the second trial.
The only upside to McInerney copping a plea deal now is that there won’t be a second trial, sparing us all the anguish of hearing again how King basically deserved being murdered for wearing women’s clothing and hitting on McInerney.
Best case prison scenario: McInerney gets his GRE, starts caring for injured birds he finds in the courtyard and becomes an ornithological veterinarian dealing primarily with parakeets.
Worst case: He gets joins the White Power Auxiliary of Cellblock D and comes out of prison more angry and embittered than ever.
Either way, Lawrence King isn’t coming back.