OXNARD (CBS) — An Oxnard teen was sentenced to 21 years in prison Monday for killing a gay classmate three years ago.
Brandon McInerney, 17, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm as part of a plea deal last month.
He had previously rejected an offer of 25 years to life for first-degree murder and a hate crime.
McInerney was just 14 years old when he shot and killed 15-year-old Larry King at E.O. Green Middle School in Oxnard.
A mistrial was declared in September after jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict.