Judge Postpones McInerney Trial
BY Advocate.com Editors
February 15 2011 3:00 PM ET
The trial of a 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting
gay classmate Lawrence King (pictured) has been postponed again, this
time until May, in an attempt to find
more information, including the victim's juvenile records.
Brandon McInerney's trial was set to begin March 15, after several delays, but Ventura County, Calif., superior court judge Charles Campbell announced Monday that the date would be pushed to May 2, according to the Ventura County Star.
McInerney is charged with killing Lawrence King, 15, who died after being shot in a classroom February 12, 2008, at E.O. Green Junior High School. He is also being charged with a hate crime because he is allegedly a follower of white supremacist beliefs.
"I'm really shocked that the judge has allowed it to drag on for so long," said King's father, Greg King. "We are holding up the best we can. It's something that we don't have a lot of control over. It frustrates us. It tears on us emotionally. We'd like to see things finally get resolved so we can get some closure and justice for our son."
McInerney's trial date has been pushed back previously for more fact-finding time for the defense, to attempt to move the trial, and to attempt recuse the district attorney's office from prosecuting the case.
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