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.READ MORE: Report: Clippers Star Kawhi Leonard May Miss Rest Of Jazz Playoff Series Due To Knee Injury
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.READ MORE: Foo Fighters Hold Full-Capacity Indoor Show In Agoura Hills
McInerney, who is being tried as an adult, faces anywhere from 18 years to life in prison.MORE NEWS: Brush Fire Breaks Out Near 101 Freeway In Thousand Oaks, Suspect In Custody
Jury deliberations wrapped up around 4:15 p.m. Friday and will continue on Monday.