Current Event 4In Oxnard, CA, a homosexual middle-schooler named Larry King was murdered in the classroom by his peer, Brandon McInerney. The nine-week trial was claimed a mistrial when the jury was in deadlock. Larry had a crush on Brandon and was spreading it around the school, making Brandon very angry and embarrassed. Larry was very flamboyant, walking around the halls in high heels, wearing make-up and earrings. Brandon snapped and shot Larry during class in front of his peers and his eighth-grade teacher. The jury was stuck between murder and manslaughter, unsatisfying both the family of the victim and the family of the defendant. I found this article very interesting because it's the predicament between the shooting being a "plotted murder" or a "crime of passion". Also, I was
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