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Brandon McInerney Sentenced To 21 Years For Killing Gay Teen Lawrence King

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Finally, some justice.

On Monday, Brandon McInerney was sentenced to 21 years in jail after pleading to second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in the February 2008 shooting death of his gay classmate Lawrence King.

McInerney was 14 at the time of the shooting at Oxnard, Calif.'s E.O. Green Middle School and has been behind bars since 2008. He will be 38 when he'll be released from prison.

During the trial, the defense claimed that McInerney shot his classmate because King had "aggressively flirted" with him, which drove him to murder.

WTF?

The prosecution argued that it was a "gay panic" defense and said that McInerney was a white supremacist and homophobic.

The trial originally ended in a hung jury, but prosecutors fought for a retrial. After McInerney agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder charges, he was given the 21-year sentence.

This was such an unbelievably sad story, and still is. We were horrified when this happened and we are just so grateful that Lawrence King didn't die in vain.

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