The Murder Of Larry King - Trial Starts Today - Page 2
Students at the school express that the two had been clashing for days because Larry had a crush on McInerney. It’s also alleged that McInerney also took exception to the eyeliner make-up that Larry sometimes wore to school. Then, according to one of McInerney's friends who told the authorities that the day before the shooting, Larry whispered the words "I love you" as he and McInerney passed in a hallway.
That friend, according to court papers, then told how McInerney said to him that he was "going to get a gun and shoot (Larry)," also telling her "Say goodbye to your friend Larry, because you're never going to see him again."
It’s chilling to read those words alone, but that horror deepens a hundred fold when you know that the following day Brandon McInerney and Larry King were sitting in the computer lab at school when McInerney casually pulled out a .22-calibre gun from his sweatshirt and coolly shot Larry King in the back of the head.
McInerney, whose legal team are saying acted ‘In the heat of passion by the intense emotional state"’ then slowly got up as Larry King collapsed to the floor, looked around at his astonished classmates and fired a second shot right into the back of Larry's head, as prosecutor Maeve Fox has written in court papers. According to the court documents it’s then said that McInerney dropped the gun and calmly walked out of class, leaving the teacher and fellow students horrified in his wake.
This crime bares all the hallmarks of a hate crime, a crime driven by hate and distrust of gay people, for during the subsequent investigation white supremacist materials were found in McInerney's bedroom and detectives also found books and drawings of swastikas. McInerney chose not to attend a school field trip to the Museum of Tolerance, which is the educational arm of the human rights organization ‘The Simon Wiesenthal Centre’
During a preliminary hearing held during 2010 where a police detective had testified that Larry King’s sexuality was an affront to McInerney's ideology, and was in all probability the motive for this horrendous crime.Continued on the next page