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SoCal Teen Brandon McInerney Faces Trial In Gay Classmate Killing

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Opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of Brandon McInerney begin Tuesday in Los Angeles for a Southern California accused of "gunning down a gay classmate" in front of other students at a Ventura County middle school in 2008, according to the Associated Press.

McInerney, who was 14-years-old when 15-year-old classmate Larry King was killed, is being tried as an adult "on charges that include lying in wait and a hate crime." If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

Court documents say that the day before the shooting King said "I love you" to the McInerney in the hallway of E.O. Green Junior High School in the Ventura County community of Oxnard.