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Oxnard student shooting trial to begin Tues.

Wednesday, June 29, 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 wrapped up Wednesday in the trial of Oxnard teen Brandon McInerney.

McInerney, 17, is charged with fatally shooting his classmate Lawrence King at an Oxnard junior high school in 2008.

Prosecutors are calling it a hate crime because King was gay.

Opening statements in the case are set to begin next Tuesday.

The trial was moved from Ventura to Chatsworth due to publicity surrounding the case.

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