Hearing reset for CA boy accused of killing gay teen

Associated Press

Tuesday May 19, 2009

VENTURA, Calif. - A preliminary hearing has been postponed again for a 15-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting a gay student in an Oxnard classroom.

A Ventura County Superior Court judge on Monday reset the first hearing for Brandon McInerney to July 8.

The boy is accused of killing his eighth-grade classmate, Larry King, on Feb. 12, 2008, at E.O. Green School.

McInerney's lawyer, Scott Wippert, says he needs more time to prepare documents before the preliminary hearing.

McInerney, who is being prosecuted as an adult, has pleaded not guilty.

In March, the boy's father was found dead at his home, just hours before McInerney was scheduled to appear at a hearing. Authorities say the father likely fell on a concrete floor and hit his head.

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