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.

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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.

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McInerney, who is being tried as an adult, faces anywhere from 18 years to life in prison.

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Jury deliberations wrapped up around 4:15 p.m. Friday and will continue on Monday.