Skip to comments.Calif teen sentenced for killing gay student
Posted on 12/19/2011 11:09:43 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California teenager has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison for killing a gay student during a computer lab class three years ago.
Brandon McInerney didn't speak on Monday but his attorney said his client is deeply remorseful for the murder of 15-year-old Larry King. The victim's family said they couldn't forgive their son's killer.
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Would the punishment be any different if he WASN’T gay?
Seven years is more like the sentence he should have received. The 21 years is because he killed a “protected class of citizen”. A black gang banger, killing just for a thrill, gets less time. This guy, very young, confused, and P.O’d at unwanted advances, gets hammered.
The reporting in some of these articles, is woefully inadequate.
Here they don’t mention the age of the perp, and that’s an important detail.
As I understand it, if a teenager is convicted of a crime like this, they serve time until they turn 21, and are then released, their records sealed.
Was this kid tried as an adult. Is there a probation report that specifies this kid will not be released early? If that is so, how did this case differ from other cases where kids are released early?
Including some information on this would seem a prerequisite to even reporting on this development.
21 years? Even John Hinckley was out of prison on supervised visits in less time
Talk about a “protected class!”
Would the punishment be any different if he WASNT gay?
Well, at least it wouldn’t prob have made the media.
From the article, “McInerney, then 14, had reached an emotional breaking point after King made repeated, unwanted sexual advances toward him and other boys, defense lawyers said.”
If the victim of bullying and harassment suicides, the bully is the perp and the bully’s target is the victim.
But if the target of the bully, the target of intolerable harassment, lashes out, the roles are reversed. The bully’s victim becomes the perp.
And in this case the bully, the harasser, was operating under the protection of the state and school, who protected and allowed certain behaviors.
I do not think it is right to shoot someone, but I would cut some slack in this case of extended sexual harassment.
She wanted her own private Matthew Shepard, and she got she.
She should be in jail, too.
Murder is murder.
“Gay” or not (and who gives a crap?), this was a horrific event that must have left most of the students with stress and recurring nightmares - a form of PTSD.
Brandon mcinerny was a violent punk and a sociopath waiting to happen. It’s a good thing he is locked up for a long time before he kills more people. He is just like those Colombine punks. He shot this boy execution style in the back of the head in front of other kids. Good riddance.
They accept “gay harassment”-—and why they repealed DADT. They want sodomy to be normal and encouraged. This case is to normalize gay sex in high schools.
It is part of Marx’s agenda—egalitarianism—no difference between male and females—they are interchangeable—the family and biology have to be eliminated for a true utopia.....where all kids are encouraged to be sexually active. The Brave New World keeps being foisted on us through the courts.
All about promoting perceptions—and Right and Wrong in an upside down world. Marxism is a Big Lie. You are now getting the LAW to FORCE the Worldview that “homosexuality is good” to eliminate the Christian paradigm—the only one which gives freedom a chance in societies where all people have dignity and worth. God should be our Standard of Right and Wrong-—NOT BARNEY FRANK’s STANDARDS. The court deliberately kicked out God’s standards and inserted “special homosexual rights to assault and batter a young person in our “schools”.
This court is unconstitutional. God needs to be the highest authority—Supra Positive Law is the basis of our jurisprudence, not Barney Frank’s urges.
Dear God. This whole thing is a tragedy. The school holds some responsibility and so does the victim. How does a 14 yo boy handle sexual advances in school, in front of others? He should not have been tried as an adult, he was just a boy dealing with some serious issues. He was a victim as well as the dead boy.
Not sure how you can suggest that killing a “protected class of citizen” led to this resuls. In a premeditated act, this guy walked into a schoolroom and shot another student in the back of the head, twice. At trial, the jury hung because they could not decide betwen a conviction of First or Second degree murder. The procecuters allowed him to plead guilty to Second degree murder. The Plea deal requied that the sentence be the harshest provided by law for voluntary manslaughter (11 years), plus the legally mandated 10 year kicker for use of a gun.
Maybe a 14 year old perpetrator should not be tried as an adult, but, it seems like a serious error in judgment to champion the cause of this murderer.
I think killing a protected class resulted in the trial as adult. Trial as a minor might have resulted in a manslaughter charge, like you see when a woman kills someone who is abusing her.
Not a justifiable homicide, but maybe a homicide that the court would recognize as a response to intolerable pressure.
It’s informative sometimes to flip things. What if the teen homosexual, skirt and heels and all, killed a kid who was giving the young homosexual intolerable teasing and harassment?
Bull. From the article...
“McInerney, then 14, had reached an emotional breaking point after King made repeated, unwanted sexual advances toward him and other boys,”
Fourteen! The kid was 14. With another kid hitting on him wearing “inappropriate for school” wear. He snapped and that’s it.
I’m not saying that murder is right at any time but for heavens sake don’t make McInerney into some kind of monster. Because if this was my 14-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old boy in leathers, chains and a g-string started hitting on her (just as inappropriate), that boy would find out what kind of hurt my former Marine husband can inflict.
If it had been a girl that shot a guy, she would be tried as a junvie and been out in four years.
But King's parents can never forgive McInerney.
Maybe had they taught the little poofter to keep his pants zipped, he'd still be alive today.
Seven years is more like the sentence he should have received.
Bull crap. What happened to life in prison. Sheesh this guy killed someone and I don’t care who it is. He will now meet many guys who are going to do more than just block a door. He is in DEEP trouble.
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