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On 3rd Anniversary Of Teen Lawrence King’s Hate Murder, His Accused Killer Still Hasn’t Gone To Trial

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Three years ago this week, 15-year-old Lawrence King was allegedly shot to death by classmate Brandon McInerney (pictured, top), who had a problem with King’s gayness, given McInerney’s subscription to white power beliefs. And just a month before McInerney was finally going to face trial for the crime, yet another delay has been issued.

“I’m really shocked that the judge has allowed it to drag on for so long,” says Lawrence’s father Greg, who was in the courtroom yesterday with other members of the family, including his wife Kendra the fallen boy’s brother Rocky. “We are holding up the best we can. It’s something that we don’t have a lot of control over. It frustrates us. It tears on us emotionally. We’d like to see things finally get resolved so we can get some closure and justice for our son.”

The judge overseeing the case has continued to postpone the start of the trial as McInerney’s lawyers continue to argue for the release of Lawrence’s juvenile records, something they’ve been trying to do for years, as if that changes the facts of the case: classmates saw McInerney shoot Lawrence (pictured, right). McInerney has pleaded not guilty to killing the eighth grader in his English class.

You’ll recall Brenda and Greg King tried suing two dozen defendants, including the school district and a gay rights group, over the loss of their son — for nobody told little Lawrence he had the option to not be gay. Or at least not act so flamey. And really, that would’ve solved everything.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Feb 15, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      Also.
      3 years ago this month: Duanna Johnson was beaten by police in the precinct. Her murder remains unsolved.
      3 years ago this month: Simmie Williams’ murder remains unsolved.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      His lawyers will continue to postpone the trial to get it as close as possible to his 21st birthday. So when he is sentenced to a youth facility, not to be released until his 21st birthday, he will only have to serve a few months, or a year at most. In the mean time he gets to continue living his life as he wants to–something he took away from Lawrence King. And when he gets out of youth detention, he will go on with his life like nothing happened.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron
      ron

      Free Brandon McInerney!!!!

      Feb 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      The whole thing is so horrible.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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