CHATSWORTH (CBS) — Closing arguments wrapped up and deliberations began Friday in the trial of an Oxnard teen accused of fatally shooting a gay classmate.
Brandon McInerney, now 17, is accused in the 2008 murder of 15-year-old Larry King at E.O. Green Middle School in Oxnard.
He insists he was sexually assaulted by King. Prosecutors, however, claim McInerney is a white supremacist gang member who killed King out of his hatred for homosexuals.
McInerney, who is being tried as an adult, faces anywhere from 18 years to life in prison.
Jury deliberations wrapped up around 4:15 p.m. Friday and will continue on Monday.