In a highly publicized murder prosecution, 17 year old defendant Brandon McInerney accepted a sentence of 21 years in state prison and plead guilty to second degree murder in what has been described as a “gay hate crime” by many. The victim was 15 year old Larry King. At his first trial the jury could not reach a verdict with some jurors stating that they didn’t feel that the accused should be tried as an adult.
The defense argued that McInerney was actually the victim in the case, subjected to constant bullying from King. According to the defense, King made repeated unwanted sexual advances towards McInerny that drove him over the edge. However the vicious nature of the crime led defense attorneys to accept a plea deal from prosecutors.
The result in this case is that the defendant will now serve 85% of his twenty one year sentence. This will mean that will be over 35 years old when he is released from prison.
In California alleged “hate crimes” against a particular type of person are prosecuted very harshly. If you or a loved one is accused of any serious felony matter you need to have an experienced murder defense attorney fighting for you.
With over 30 years in practice in Southern California, Walling and Klarich extensive experience in handling high profile murder cases and the reputation for tirelessly defending their clients. If you have been accused of murder, your life is literally on the line. Call us today at 1-888-749-0034. We will be there when you call.