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Jury selection set for May in Oxnard school shooting case

Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Brandon McInerney is accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Lawrence King in February 2008 because he was gay. King was allegedly shot in front of other students at the E.O. Green School.

Brandon McInerney is accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Lawrence King in February 2008 because he was gay. King was allegedly shot in front of other students at the E.O. Green School. (KABC Photo)

Jury selection is set to get under way next month for the murder trial of Brandon McInerney, who is charged with the execution style killing of a gay classmate, 15-year-old Larry King, in 2008.

Police said it happened during a computer lab class at E.O. Green School in Oxnard.

Prosecutors said McInerney is also charged with a hate crime because of his alleged white supremacist views, and because his classmate King, had said he was gay.

The now 17-year-old McInerney could face life in prison if convicted.

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