In 2008 a then 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot a then 15-year-old Lawrence King in the back of the head within the halls of E.O. Green Junior High. King was an openly gay student who liked to wear women’s clothes. I’ve seen reports that say that King would mockingly hit on McInerney to combat the bullying from him. I’ve also read reports that said King had a crush on him. Neither of which are reasons for shooting another person in the back of the head at near point-blank rage.
Now before you start twisting your pearls and blubber into your kleenex over McInerney let’s not forget that the punk was a white supremacist and obvious homophobe. He deserves more than 21 years if you ask me but it is what it is.
What really gets me about this story is the father of Lawrence King. He threw his son out of the house for being gay. Not only is he suing the school but he had this to say about his son at McInerney’s sentencing hearing…
“I will never forgive you for what you did,” she wrote. “You have left a big hole in my heart where Larry was.”
Considering his previous attitude towards his own son and the lawsuit I would say that the hole is more than likely in his wallet rather than his heart.