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.
Anyway today McInerney was sentenced to 21 years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors after a mistrial.
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.
After a mistrial 17-year-old Brandon McInerney has pleaded guilty to the 2008 shooting death of 15-year-old Lawrence King inside E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, California. By all reports McInerney was a white supremacist homophobe who felt threatened by the openly gay King. According to some reports that I have read McInerney was a bully to King but King fought back by making faux passes at McInerney.
According to terms of the plea deal McInerney will be sentenced to 21 years in prison as he was charged as an adult. So he’ll be 38 when he gets out and will be able to still lead somewhat of a life. Lawrence King doesn’t have that option anymore.
What really kills me is that Lawrence King’s father has the gall to make any sort of comments about the case.
“I don’t think that 21-year sentence is justice for my son, but I understand the reality that was facing the DA of trying to convict a defendant who was 14 … when he committed the murder,” Greg King said.
While I agree with him Mr. King kicked his son out of the house for being gay. Of course I guess he has to keep up appearances since he’s suing the school district for his son’s death. A son he basically disowned for being gay. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. King looked at the lawsuit as a way for his son to make up for being gay and murdered. Pathetic.
Long story short if you’re new. In 2008 then 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed 15-year-old Lawrence King in the back of the head inside E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, California. King was openly gay and used that to his advantage to combat the bullying of McInerney. McInerney being a hate filled mental midget couldn’t handle being made to look foolish by a gay kid so he executed him.
McInerney’s trial resulted in a hung jury because some dumbass jurors wanted to convict him on voluntary manslaughter instead of murder. When someone is shot in the back of the head it’s murder. It’s not called execution style for no reason.
Anyway the little ball of pus will be retried except this time the charge of a hate crime is not being pursued. Hate crime charges are bullshit anyway. Every violent crime is a hate crime. They don’t deter hate crimes from happening. The only good thing about them is that they tack on additional years to sentences. That’s if the scum are convicted in the first place.
Hopefully the jury won’t be half filled with assclowns and will send this little ball of puke to prison where he belongs.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything about the shooting at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, California.
In 2008 a then 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot fellow student, 15-year-old Lawrence King, twice in the back of the head.
King was an openly gay student who sometimes dressed in women’s clothes. He lived at a shelter since his own family threw him out. McInerney allegedly bullied King for being gay but King would make faux passes at McInerney to combat the bullying. So McInerney did the not so logical thing of shooting King twice in the back of the head. Investigators also turned up evidence that McInerney may have white supremacist beliefs.
McInerney was charged as an adult.
Last week was McInerney’s trial and it ended in a hung jury. Not because they don’t believe McInerney killed King but on what he should be convicted on. Some of the jurors wanted to convict on voluntary manslaughter while others wanted to convict on first or second degree murder.
I realize that I am far from a lawyer but I don’t see how this can be anything but first degree murder. McInerney went someplace and got a gun and made the conscious effort to bring the gun to school just to shoot Lawrence King. It boggles my mind how the jury was hung.
McInerney’s lawyer claims that McInerney was being sexually harassed by King which I don’t believe to be true. Even if it was true is premeditated murder the proper response? No, it isn’t, ever.
Prosecutors have said they will retry McInerney. Hopefully they can get a jury that isn’t halfway filled with idiots.
45-year-old William McInerney, the father of E.O. Green gunman Brandon McInerney, was found dead at his home in Oxnard, California. A cause of death was not immediately known but police are saying there was no signs of foul play.
15-year-old Brandon McInerney is accused of shooting openly gay student Lawrence King at E.O. Green Junior High after King mockingly made passes at him.
One of the stories I’ve been following for the past year was the shooting death of 15-year-old Lawrence King.
King was an openly gay student who attended school at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, California. His parents had thrown him out of the house for being gay. At the time of his death King was living in a shelter for troubled teens. Not only was King openly gay but he was by all accounts flamboyantly gay. He would sometimes wear make up and women’s clothing to school. Around this time last year he was shot and killed by then 14-year-old Brandon McInerney. McInerney was allegedly King’s bully. Reports say that he harassed King for being gay. Some accounts say that King retaliated by mockingly flirting with McInerney. McInerney allegedly couldn’t take the humiliation and shot King in the back of the head.
Now King’s parents, Dawn and Gregory King, are not only suing the school district but they’re also suing the shelter Lawrence King stayed at and a gay rights organization. They’re suing Casa Pacifica, the shelter, because they say that the shelter gave King his women’s clothing. They’re suing the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance stating that it was them that gave King the idea to flirt with McInerney.
Is it just me or would none of this probably happened if they didn’t throw out their own son over something as insignificant as being gay?
It’s too bad they can’t be sued for being closed-minded and greedy asshats.
Back in August I posted how the parents of slain student Lawrence King were suing the school district for his death. Now the lawsuits are expanding.
To recap Lawrence King was a 15-year-old openly gay student at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, CA. He was shot and killed by then 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in what is described as a hate crime. The rub here is that Lawrence King’s parents threw him out of the house for being gay. Remember that. That’s a key factor here in my opinion.
Now back to the lawsuits.
The 18-page lawsuit filed by King’s parents and brother names nearly two dozen defendants. It claims that everyone from King’s teacher to his social worker failed to urge the effeminate teen to tone down flamboyant behavior. The suit also claims they failed to heed McInerney’s alleged threat to kill King a day before the shooting.
In addition to his teacher and principal, the suit names McInerney and his parents; the nonprofit Casa Pacifica, a shelter for troubled children where King had been living; counselors; a county social worker, and the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance.
The school and shelter knew that King’s behavior was “sexually assertive” and threatening but failed to take action, the suit contends.
The shelter gave him “cross-dressing clothes and makeup and women?s boots,” and the Rainbow Alliance encouraged King to make sexual advances on McInerney, the suit claims.
First off as I understand it Lawrence King’s ‘sexual advances’ on McInerney were in retaliation to McInerney’s bullying of King.
Secondly and most importantly maybe if his parents hadn’t kicked him out of the house over something so trivial as being gay he might still be alive. Did that thought even enter the closed minds of these people?
With any luck this suit will be thrown out as soon as it hits the courts.
I defy anyone to tell me how this suit makes even one iota of sense.
The defense for Brandon McInerney are so desperate to get the case moved to juvenile court they’re using a defense stating tha law allowed to charge juveniles as adults is flawed.
That law would be California’s Proposition 21, also known as The Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act. It was overwhelming passed by voters in 2000 mostly in response to underage gang bangers who were getting slaps on the wrists for shootings and killings.
One of McInerney’s attorneys once again said that the courts did not take into account McInerney’s ‘hard life’. As I am fond of saying in these situations ‘boo freakin’ hoo’.
His victim, Lawrence King (pictured) had an even rougher life. He was an openly gay student in middle school who was thrown out by his own parents and harassed by McInerney. So when Lawrence decided to turn the tables on his harasser by mockingly flirting with him McInerney couldn’t take it and shot Lawrence King twice in the back of the head. That’s execution style by the way.
Lawrence King was given a death sentence with no trial and committed no crime. Justice demands that his killer be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
I guess the defense for Brandon McInerney will be attempting an insanity defense as they have filed a motion to see if their client is mentally competent to stand trial. Two court appointed psychologists will evaluate the 14-year-old McInerney.
As you may remember McInerney stands accused in the shooting death of openly gay E.O. Green Junior High student Lawrence King. McInerney has been charged as an adult.
Anyway I think this is the first straw his lawyers are grasping at trying to prove that he was insane at the time of shooting. Because I’m sure it had nothing to do with the philosophy of hate that he more than likely subscribed to.