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UPDATE: McInerney To Be Retried As Adult, Sans Hate-Crime Charges. Bad Idea?

UPDATE (10/5/11 11:15am): The prosecution plans on trying McInerney again as an adult but this time without the hate crime charges.

Whether you agree or not, six of the twelve jurors in the Lawrence King murder trial disagreed with trying murderer Brandon McInerney as an adult guilty of a hate crime—those charges helped hang the jury and drove the aforementioned six jurors to wear “Save Brandon” bracelets in hope of trying Brandon as a child. Nevertheless, prosecutors plan on going after McInerney with the exact same charges in a second trial, a move which may fail if the first jury serves as any indication.

ABC’s Nightline revisits the jurors, Lawrence King’s gal pal, the teacher who gave King a lime green prom dress, and McInerney’s mom to explore whether McInerney deserves lesser charges. At this point, we almost just want to see him put away period—whether for 23 years or 53 years. The real question: will 17-year-old McInerney kill again if released in his 40s as compared to his 70s?

Video via Dave Evans of Such Is Life Videos