Los Angeles teenager sentenced to 21 years for killing gay classmate

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles-area teenager was sentenced Monday to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of a gay classmate.

Teen to prison for killing gay schoolmate

VENTURA, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A Southern California teenager will spend 21 years in prison after admitting in a plea bargain Monday he shot a gay classmate when he was 14, authorities said.

Retrial sought in gay student's slaying

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said Friday they plan to retry a student who fatally shot a gay classmate at a California junior high school.

Mistrial declared in gay student's slaying

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A judge declared a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict in a case of a student who shot a gay classmate at a California junior high school.

'Gay panic' defense law to be invoked

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say they'll ask a judge in the trial of a California teen accused of killing a gay classmate to instruct jurors to disregard the victim's sexuality.

Trial opens in killing of gay teenager

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- A California teenager killed a gay classmate with premeditation motivated by extremist beliefs, a prosecutor said as his trial opened Tuesday.

Teen's hate-crime murder trial delayed

OXNARD, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The trial of a California teen accused of killing a classmate was delayed so defense lawyers can obtain release of the victim's juvenile records.

Try teen as adult in school killing

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- A California judge has given the go-ahead to try a 15-year-old as an adult in the death of a gay student who wore makeup, earrings and high heels to school.

D.A.: Nazi material was in suspect's room

OXNARD, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Investigators in Oxnard, Calif., said they found white supremacist literature in the bedroom of a student accused of shooting a gay classmate to death.

Hundreds march to remember slain teen

OXNARD, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Hundreds of teenagers marched Saturday to honor a Southern California 15-year-old killed in school in an alleged hate crime.

School killing leads to hate crime charge

OXNARD, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Southern California boy could face an adult trial for a hate crime for the fatal shooting of another teen in a school classroom.

Calif. 8th-grader dies day after shooting

OXNARD, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An eighth-grade California boy died Wednesday, a day after being shot by a classmate during English class in a computer lab at their school, authorities said.

The E.O. Green School shooting was the February 12, 2008, killing of Lawrence "Larry" Fobes King (January 13, 1993 – February 13, 2008) who was a 15-year-old gay student at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, California, United States. He was shot twice by fellow student, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney, and was kept on life support until he died two days later.

McInerney has been charged as an adult with premeditated murder with enhancements of discharge of a firearm and a hate crime. He is being held in lieu of US$770,000 bail, and faces a minimum sentence of 53 years imprisonment to a maximum life sentence.

Newsweek has described the shooting as "the most prominent gay-bias crime since the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard", bringing attention to issues of gun violence as well as gender expression and sexual identity of teenagers.

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