LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors told jurors that surveillance footage of a teen murder defendant fighting in juvenile hall proves the boy has a violent nature.

But lawyers for 17-year-old Brandon McInerney argued that fights are common in juvenile hall and the video, shown in court Friday, has no bearing on the case against him.

McInerney is being tried as an adult for the 2008 shooting death of 15-year-old Larry King, a classmate.

The Ventura County Star reports that Chris Niblett, a corrections officer at juvenile hall, described McInerney as a good kid who was in the honors program for good behavior.

Niblett also disputed claims from a prosecution witness that McInerney is a white supremacist and a member of a street gang.

King was shot in the head at E.O. Green School in Oxnard.

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Comments (7)
  1. TheWindrunner says:


    1. Timothy McGarry says:

      Yes, he was Jewish. He was a gay Jew, so what. None of them around.

  2. Russ Brooks says:

    There appears to be enough evidence to put this killer away for many years to come and then some. I am sure that he is not ready for society as yet.

  3. Timothy McGarry says:

    If King was so flamboyant, why didn’t the other kid just head butt him and send him the message? No sane school official would have an issue with that. I don’t get the over-reaction by the shooter. Just two-plus lives ruined.

  4. igor doublebubblevich says:

    Mc Inerney is a threat t osociety forever, lock him up, Texas or florida would execute him within 9 years.

  5. Stubby says:

    McInerney needs some grief counseling and anger management. King just wouldn’t or couldn’t stop publicly ridiculing, embarrassing and humiliating McInerney until he snapped. King should never have been allowed to strut in women’s high heels, flamboyantly and aggressively harassing McInerney in a public school in front of his peers.. This poor kid is a victim of the pro gay agenda, aggravated by legalizing gay marriage and ending DADT. McInerney should pay a penalty for disturbing the peace, but the larger lesson is that sexual preference is not to made a public spectacle, particularly when it is intentionally directed at someone to embarrass, tease, bully or humiliate as King did to McInerney..

  6. 1stman says:

    Kill the white devil

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