12/02/20082008Oxnard, California, United StatesCalifornia10Murder of Larry King: Brandon McInerney, 14, shot Lawrence "Larry" King, 15, in the head twice in the computer laboratory of E.O. Green Junior High School. McInerney was apprehended in a nearby neighborhood. King, who was homosexual, died two days later from his gunshot wounds. McInerney was initially charged with a hate crime, but that enhancement was later dropped. McInerney plead guily to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.Dobuzinskis, Alex (November 21, 2011). "Teen pleads guilty to murder charge in slaying of gay student". Reuters. Retrieved November 22, 2011. |Saillant, Catherine (November 21, 2011). "In plea deal, youth gets 21 years for killing gay teen". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 22, 2011. Brandon McInerney avoids a retrial by pleading guilty to shooting Larry King. |CBS News (December 19, 2011). "Calif. teen Brandon McInerney sentenced to 21 years for point-blank murder of gay classmate". CBS News. Retrieved May 18, 2012.