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Jury selection set for May in Oxnard school shooting case

Brandon McInerney is accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Lawrence King in February 2008 because he was gay. King was allegedly shot in front of other students at the E.O. Green School.

April 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Jury selection is set to get under way next month for the murder trial of Brandon McInerney, who is charged with the execution style killing of a gay classmate, 15-year-old Larry King, in 2008.

Police said it happened during a computer lab class at E.O. Green School in Oxnard.

Prosecutors said McInerney is also charged with a hate crime because of his alleged white supremacist views, and because his classmate King, had said he was gay.

The now 17-year-old McInerney could face life in prison if convicted.