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Friday, September 02, 2011

Mistrial Declared In Killing Of Gay California Student

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked in the murder trial of a teenager accused of gunning down a gay classmate in their Southern California classroom.Ventura County Superior Court confirmed the ruling in the eight-week trial of Brandon McInerney, who was 14 at the time of the shooting in 2008.

The nine-woman, three-man jury panel said its last vote resulted in seven in favor of finding the defendant guilty of voluntary manslaughter, CNN affiliates reported.McInerney was tried as an adult on charges of first-degree murder, use of a handgun and a hate crime.


Anonymous said...

14 year old tried as an adult. I guess DAs aren't to good at simple math. 21 is the aga of an adult NOT 14.

Anonymous said...

Depends on other variables besides age of perp.

Severity of the crime, impact on society, families etc.

Criminal history.