LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brother of a teenager on trial in the shooting death of his gay classmate at a Southern California junior high school says books about Nazi youth found in the defendant’s bedroom belonged to him.

The Ventura County Star says Brian McInerney testified Tuesday he owned the books, along with a video called “Shooting in Realistic Environments,” because he was involved in re-enacting World War II battles before enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

Prosecutors allege the younger brother, Brandon McInerney was driven by white supremacist, anti-gay beliefs when he shot 15-year-old Larry King in the computer classroom at E.O. Green School in Oxnard.

McInerney, who was 14 at the time of the 2008 shooting, is being tried as an adult on first-degree murder and hate crime charges.

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Comments (8)
  1. Common Sense says:

    Adult at 14? That’s nonsense.
    Whoever encouraged the gay boy to act so stupidly in public is also to blame.
    What did you expect?

    1. Astonished says:

      Act so stupidly? How? By being himself? So now it’s okay to murder someone because they don’t act the way you think they should? BALONEY!

      As for being tried as an adult at 14. It’s absolutely correct. Brandon McInerney knew the consequences of his actions and acted anyway. That makes him an adult. A child doesn’t reason the same way, which is why we have Juvenile courts.

      And, if he wasn’t driven by White Supremacist teachings, what does that make
      McInerney other than one really evil sociopathic teenager?

  2. Sympathy says:

    Common Sense, I’m sure you’d feel differently if it were your child. By the way, where does it say that the boy was acting stupidly in public?

    1. Timothy McGarry says:

      That’s what this case is all about; is flamboyance sexual harassment ?

  3. Give me a break says:

    Brother trying to cover for brother. No taking responsibility for one’s actions. No matter how the victim acted, no one has the right to take his life. Yes, Brandon was old enough to know the consequences of his actions. Life imprisonment sonce Larry lost his life.

  4. igor doublebubblevich says:

    i donated 50 dollars to the Larryking memoeial, hope more people can give something, also if can get updates how the family is coping.