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Arraignment delayed in school shooting

August 12, 2009 5:23:22 AM PDT
The arraignment for an Oxnard teenager accused of shooting and killing a gay classmate in an Oxnard middle school classroom was delayed on Wednesday.Prosecutors and lawyers for Brandon McInerney asked for a continuance to give them more time to sort through documents. The teen's arraignment is now set for August 27.

McInerney is accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Larry King at E.O. Green Junior High School in February 2008.

Prosecutors claim the killing was a hate crime. The victim was openly gay, and wore high heels, makeup and earrings.

The defense claims the victim sexually harassed the suspect by trying to flirt with him.

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