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Jurors in Oxnard school shooting case speak

Friday, September 30, 2011
Brandon McInerney, left, was accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Lawrence King, right, in February 2008.

Brandon McInerney, left, was accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Lawrence King, right, in February 2008. (KABC Photo)

Jurors speak out for the first time in the case of the gay Oxnard teenager who was shot and killed by a classmate.

The emotional trial ended in a deadlock September 2 over the possible choices ranging from voluntary manslaughter to first-degree murder.

There was testimony that the defendant, Brandon McInerney, had been taunted by gay classmate Lawrence King.

Jurors spoke to ABC's "20/20" program. They rejected prosecutors' claims that it was a hate crime.

Prosecutors say they intend to re-try the case

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