On Feb. 12, 2008, student Larry King, 15, was fatally shot at E.O. Green School in Oxnard. King wore feminine clothes and had told friends he was gay. His classmate Brandon McInerney, 14 at the time, is awaiting trial for the slaying. Since then, McInerney's father William McInerney has been arrested for threatening family members; he died in an accident shortly after.
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About 50 people held a vigil Tuesday night at CSU Channel Islands to remember Larry King, the Oxnard junior high school student slain three years ago in a classroom.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A Ventura County judge has delayed the murder trial of a teenager charged with the classroom shooting death of a 15-year-old gay student.
The murder trial of Brandon McInerney has been pushed back to May as lawyers seek more information, including the release of the victim's juvenile records
The murder trial of Brandon McInerney tentatively set for March 15 will probably be moved to a later date because of pending discovery issues and the fact that McInerney's lawyer will be trying other criminal cases in February and March.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A California judge has denied a defense motion to recuse the district attorney's office from prosecuting a Ventura County teenager charged with murdering a gay classmate.
e very exepensive costs to the taxpayer, of a "fair trial" should be limited to those cases where there are real questions of guilt or innocence. In the case of Brandon McInerney there is no doubt.
Motions, continuances, delays, mistrials, appeals, stays of execution and other legal jargon too complicated and confusing for the layperson, but that is just what our litigious society has created.
A judge today denied defense attorneys' motion to recuse the District Attorney's Office from prosecuting their client Brandon McInerney, 16, who is being tried as an adult for murder stemming from the shooting of a classmate in 2008.
The Simi Valley detective who secretly recorded a meeting between the attorneys representing Brandon McInerney and prosecutors stated in court papers that he did this to try to uncover new information as part of an investigation of the first-degree murder case.
A judge today postponed a hearing until Dec. 6 to allow defense attorneys time to file documents supporting their affidavit of a motion to recuse the District Attorney's Office from prosecuting their client Brandon McInerney, 16, who is being tried as an adult for murder stemming from the shooting of a classmate in 2008.
Local defense attorneys say the secret recording of plea-bargain negotiations between lawyers representing 16-year-old murder suspect Brandon McInerney and Ventura County prosecutors has created an atmosphere of mistrust and suspicion.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A Ventura County judge will hear arguments Nov. 29 over a tape recording that defense attorneys for 16-year-old Brandon McInerney claim was made illegally.
A secret tape recording by a police detective during a meeting more than two months ago between defense attorneys representing Brandon McInerney and prosecutors wasn¿t illegal, according to a chief assistant district attorney.
Jury selection in the case against a 16-year-old Oxnard boy accused of killing a classmate in 2008 has been postponed after his lawyers filed a motion to recuse the District Attorney¿s Office and raised questions about the availability of a defense expert for trial.
When he was 13, Steve Fields knew he was gay, knew he couldn't tell anyone and knew life was hell. He thought it would never change.
Picking a jury for a trial is not a science, lawyers say, but it does require a certain finesse and some ability to read body language. A jury questionnaire provides a key to a person's background, experience, education and personal views. However, jury selection, for the most part, relies on guesswork and gut feelings, say some lawyers.
Prosecutors want to probe Santa Barbara residents for their views on homosexuality, gender identity, hate crimes and trying juveniles as adults when they start picking a jury next month for 16-year-old murder suspect Brandon McInerney.
Jury selection in the murder trial of Brandon McInerney will begin in November. A judge denied a request by defense lawyers to disqualify prosecutor Maeve Fox and to suppress some evidence.
The start of jury selection in the case of teen murder suspect Brandon McInerney will be Nov. 15 in Santa Barbara.
The start of jury selection in the case of teen murder suspect Brandon McInerney remains unclear, as more questions were raised at a hearing today in Ventura County Superior Court.
The jury for the trial of 16-year-old Brandon McInerney will be selected from Santa Barbara County residents.
It took a day for the appeals court to deny a request made by attorneys representing teen murder defendant Brandon McInerney to disqualify a judge from presiding at his trial, which is scheduled to start Monday
Lawyers for teen murder suspect Brandon McInerney filed a motion for a change of venue, arguing that their client can't get a fair trial in Ventura County. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Charles Campbell said he will hear the matter Aug. 23, the day McInerney is now set to go to trial for the murder of a classmate in 2008. On Monday, the judge will hear pre-trial discovery motions made by the defense lawyers Scott Wippert and Robyn Bramson. Wippert told the judge that pre-trial publicity of the case has been extensive.
A San Luis Obispo judge has denied a motion to disqualify a Ventura judge from a controversial murder case in which a middle school student is charged with shooting a classmate in school.
The lawyers for Brandon McInerney get their chance Friday to try to remove the judge assigned to their client’s first-degree murder trial.
Lawyers for Brandon McInerney filed a motion to disqualify the presiding judge, Charles Campbell, saying, basically, his rulings last week indicate that he cannot be fair in the judicial proceedings.
The judge has five days to respond, and it will then be sent to another courtroom.
The first-degree murder case against 16-year-old Brandon McInerney could wind its way to an appeals court and a new trial if his lawyers fail to properly defend him and he is convicted, say some veteran defense attorneys.
Jury selection is expected to begin next week in the trial of 16-year-old Brandon McInerney, who is accused of killing a classmate two years ago.
Brandon McInerney trial to begin today.
Defense lawyers for teen murder suspect Brandon McInerney are seeking more time to prepare for the trial, which is scheduled to begin next week.
A judge today granted a two-month postponement in the murder trial of teen murder suspect Brandon McInerney to give his attorney time to hire an expert witness.
The state Supreme Court has rejected a petition filed by attorneys for teen murder suspect Brandon McInerney to preserve the possibility of shifting his trial to juvenile court.
The first-degree murder trial of 15-year-old Brandon McInerney, accused of shooting an Oxnard classmate in 2008, is set to begin next year, attorneys said Monday.
A state appellate court this week dealt a setback to efforts by attorneys for teen murder suspect Brandon McInerney to preserve the possibility of shifting his trial to juvenile court. The 2nd District Appellate Court, Division 6, in Ventura denied a petition by McInerney’s attorneys to overturn an earlier ruling by a Ventura County Superior Court judge, who had found that the District Attorney’s Office did not act vindictively when it added a lying-in-wait allegation to the murder charge.
A judge ruled Tuesday that the District Attorney’s Office didn’t engage in prosecutorial vindictiveness by adding the special circumstance of lying in wait to the murder charge against Brandon McInerney, 15.
A judge ruled today that the district attorney didn’t engage in prosecutorial vindictiveness by adding the special circumstance of lying in wait to the murder charge against 15-year-old Brandon McInerney.
Teen murder defendant Brandon McInerney pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the fatal shooting of classmate Larry King, 15, at an Oxnard school.
The arraignment of 15-year-old murder suspect Brandon McInerney is scheduled for today, but not before defense lawyers make legal arguments in court that the district attorney is engaging in prosecutorial vindictiveness.
The arraignment of 15-year-old murder suspect Brandon McInerney was postponed again Wednesday, because his lawyers need court transcripts to file legal papers opposing an additional charge that prosecutors recently filed.
Dawn Boldrin started shaking as she sat in an Oxnard police station on the morning of Feb. 12, 2008. She started her first-period English class at E.O. Green School in Oxnard that day by walking her eighth-graders to a computer lab. Before the morning was over, one of her students was in a hospital fighting for his life; another was arrested, accused of shooting his classmate inside the lab; and Boldrin sat inside the police station in the middle of a nightmare.
After a three-day preliminary hearing, a judge today found sufficient evidence for 15-year-old murder suspect Brandon McInerney to be held to answer for the February 2008 fatal shooting of an Oxnard classmate.
Brandon McInerney, the teen accused of fatally shooting a classmate at an Oxnard school, fired two shots as some students were giggling over the victim’s gender identity, according to testimony Tuesday in court.
District Attorney Greg Totten will allow 15-year-old murder suspect Brandon McInerney to plead guilty to first-degree murder in exchange for a lighter sentence, the lead prosecutor in the case said Wednesday.
The father of school shooting suspect Brandon McInerney had alcohol, marijuana and an anxiety medication in his system at the time of his death two months ago, a newly released toxicology report shows.
A sealed legal motion recently filed in Ventura County Superior Court by the defense attorneys of 15-year-old Brandon McInerney was made public Monday after a hearing. It reveals friction between the boy’s lawyers and the Public Defender’s Office, which had ...
A judge granted permission this morning for 15-year-old murder suspect Brandon McInerney to temporarily leave the juvenile detention facility to attend his father’s funeral.
The accidental death of the father of a 15-year-old murder suspect, coupled with the man’s history of rage, drug and alcohol abuse, could stir sympathy among jurors if the boy’s case goes to trial, some Ventura County defense attorneys say.
William McInerney, 45, the father of 15-year-old murder defendant Brandon McInerney, was found dead this morning at his home in Silver Strand after what appeared to be an accidental fall.
Attorneys are tight-lipped about the impact of criminal charges filed last week against William F. McInerney, the father of 15-year-old murder defendant Brandon McInerney of Oxnard.
A state appellate court Wednesday denied without comment an appeal filed by lawyers for a 15-year-old Oxnard murder suspect seeking information on why the district attorney decided to prosecute him as an adult.