HATRED Lead to A Young Man’s Ruthless Murder!

December 20, 2011 at 1:36 AM (childcare and child protection, current news, late night studies, legal issues, political atmosphere, social opinion, web gossip)

It is saddening, and it is sickening!  Will we ever reach the point where all of us realize that, when it is all said and done, we are all the same?  We are products of This Mother.  When it is all said and done, we will return to Her.  We are one.

I was doing my usual reviews of the news, and I was stopped by a story out of California.  It told about the events surrounding a high school student, and how he was brutally murdered.  The assailant is Brandon McInerney.  Currently, he has been sentenced to serve up to twenty-one years of incarceration.  Right now, McInerney is seventeen years-old, so he must report to a juvenile detention center for the first year of his sentence.  Afterward, he will spend the remaining twenty years of his sentence at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Brandon McInerney killed a fellow classmate when he was fourteen years-old.  The students attended E.O. Green Junior High School of Oxnard, California.  The victim was a fifteen years-old student named Lawrence King.  This young man identified himself as gay.  At a young age, he was comfortable with his sexuality, and he did not have a problem with expressing himself to the public.  Yet, as in many unfortunate situations, King found himself browbeaten and harassed by other students whom did not comprehend the differences of the world.  King faced the ultimate penalty, as levied by a mentally-shut classmate.

McInerney shot King in the back of his skull, two times, and at point-blank range.  They happened to be in their campus computer lab, where all of the students were busy with preparing English class research papers.  It was at a point when King was working on his paper that McInerney approached him from behind, placed a gun to the back of King’s head, and he pulled the trigger.  McInerney pulled the trigger twice, allowing bullets to be thrust into the skull of King.

Fifteen years-old King was described as openly gay, and he did not have a problem with displaying his sexuality to the public.  King was known to wear women’s shoes, jewelry, and makeup when he went to school.  He liked to be referred to as Leticia, and he asked for his teachers to refer to him by this name.  Of course, living within a society that commonly blocks things outside of the normal parameters, King found himself  often bullied by students.  Yet, he proceeded with expressions of his homosexuality, and with his preference to identify with the female gender.

It is highly likely that McInerney is the product of a closed home, where things that are viewed as outside of the box are not easily accepted.  Being a child, it is assumed that his family and social surroundings are against things that do not align with their regular views, which includes homosexuality.  As a young man, McInerney likely knew of no other manners of expression outside of hatred toward people and things that were unlike his imposed visions of what should be.

The mother of Lawrence King was mentally unable to attend the sentencing of her son’s killer.  As she was too distraught, she did prepare a letter, which was read by her husband, Greg King.  The message stated:  “You took it upon yourself to be a bully and to hate a smaller kid, wanting to be the big man on campus.  You have left a big hole in my heart, and it can never be filled”.

Prosecuting attorneys during the trial depicted McInerney as a child shaped by a background of White supremacy, and unable to handle his anger issues.  They pressed for the charges of a first-degree murder, as McInerney murdered Lawrence King directly in the presence of other students.  The prosecutors believed that McInerney should have been tried as an adult.

The trial ended with the attorneys of McInerney entering a plea bargain.  His conviction sentence of murder was upheld, as his sentence was to receive eleven years in prison for voluntary manslaughter, and an additional ten years for the use of a firearm during the crime.  McInerney did plead guilty to these crimes, so he can not have an early release for good behavior, or for time served.

Lawrence King



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