Ventura County D.A. Fights to Have Lawrence King’s Murderer Tried as an Adult

brandonmc“Without saying a word, a teenage boy shot a 15-year-old gay classmate in the back, then delivered a “second, coup de grace” shot to the back of the boy’s head, prosecutors allege in new court documents. The Ventura County district attorney’s office filed the documents in response to an appeal filed by defense attorneys for Brandon McInerney alleging that prosecutors had abused their discretion by charging him as an adult.

McInerney is charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in the February 2008 death of Larry King at E.O. Green School in Oxnard. King dressed in a feminine manner and told friends he was gay.” [AP]