Brandon McInerney accepts plea deal i...

Brandon McInerney accepts plea deal in murder trial; will get 21 years

There are 35 comments on the www.vcstar.com story from Nov 21, 2011, titled Brandon McInerney accepts plea deal in murder trial; will get 21 years. In it, www.vcstar.com reports that:

Nearly four years after Brandon McInerney fatally shot Larry King in an Oxnard schoolroom, a plea deal was reached today in which McInerney will serve 21 years in a mix of youth facilities and prison.

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“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#1 Nov 21, 2011
Well at least there's that. May have deserved more but he's made his life choice and got 21 years of time with other men who'll do a lot worse to him than taunt him a bit.
RevBawneyFwankfo oter

Williamsburg, MA

#2 Nov 21, 2011
TomInElPaso wrote:
Well at least there's that. May have deserved more but he's made his life choice and got 21 years of time with other men who'll do a lot worse to him than taunt him a bit.
You suck! In every way, shape and form.

“WOOF !”

Since: Jul 11

Libertarian

#3 Nov 21, 2011
This is OUTRAGEOUS ! He should have been tried as an adule and got life in prison ! This was premeditated murder ! Nothing less !

What a travesty !

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Nov 21, 2011
Does anyone think Brandon will be less of a threat to society when he regains freedom just shy of age 40 than he is now? He'll have half his life in jail and he will never recover from it during the second half.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#5 Nov 21, 2011
nhjeff wrote:
Does anyone think Brandon will be less of a threat to society when he regains freedom just shy of age 40 than he is now? He'll have half his life in jail and he will never recover from it during the second half.
I'm not sure that any of this was handled well by anyone... the parents, the school administrators, teachers, the school district, district attorney, judge, anyone.

This case is a tragedy all around, for the victim, his family and perpetrator. And I've never been persuaded, let alone convinced, that charging this kid as an adult made any sense at all. That's why the jury struggled with the case like it did. It just seemed so overboard.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#6 Nov 21, 2011
Given that his trial ended with a hung jury, this is as close to justice that can be expected.
Aida Lott

Verona, NJ

#7 Nov 21, 2011
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Given that his trial ended with a hung jury, this is as close to justice that can be expected.
I agree.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#8 Nov 21, 2011
You wish!

Troll
RevBawneyFwankfooter wrote:
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You suck! In every way, shape and form.
Larry Craig s Stance

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Nov 21, 2011
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Given that his trial ended with a hung jury, this is as close to justice that can be expected.
I didn't load the article, but will he really serve the entire sentence of 21 years?

Cos that's usually not the case.

At any rate, his life is ruined beyond repair, even if he's not dead like his victim.

Since: Feb 11

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#10 Nov 22, 2011
Jerald wrote:
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I'm not sure that any of this was handled well by anyone... the parents, the school administrators, teachers, the school district, district attorney, judge, anyone.
This case is a tragedy all around, for the victim, his family and perpetrator. And I've never been persuaded, let alone convinced, that charging this kid as an adult made any sense at all. That's why the jury struggled with the case like it did. It just seemed so overboard.
I agree this case is a human tragedy that destroyed many lives and caused hardship but this kid was 14 at the time he made the conscious decision to kill another human. What is 18 the magic number when humans realize that its not a good idea to kill someone? At the age of 14 he knew what he was doing and knew it to be wrong so now he must pay the price.

Since: Mar 09

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#11 Nov 22, 2011
The whole situation is a tradegy. His parents should get similar sentences for condemning their kid with such poisonous upbringing.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#12 Nov 22, 2011
Larry Craig s Stance wrote:
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I didn't load the article, but will he really serve the entire sentence of 21 years?
Cos that's usually not the case.
At any rate, his life is ruined beyond repair, even if he's not dead like his victim.
Ahhhh poor baby. NOT! Can't do the time.....don't do the crime.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#13 Nov 22, 2011
nhjeff wrote:
Does anyone think Brandon will be less of a threat to society when he regains freedom just shy of age 40 than he is now? He'll have half his life in jail and he will never recover from it during the second half.
That is if he makes it to the end of his 21 year time served. Considering the state of our prisons today that MAY be a big if.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#14 Nov 22, 2011
Larry Craig s Stance wrote:
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I didn't load the article, but will he really serve the entire sentence of 21 years?
Cos that's usually not the case.
At any rate, his life is ruined beyond repair, even if he's not dead like his victim.
I "read" a different" article. In it he is to serve the full 21 years and will NOT receive "credit" for the four (4) years already served.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#15 Nov 22, 2011
jcofe wrote:
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I "read" a different" article. In it he is to serve the full 21 years and will NOT receive "credit" for the four (4) years already served.
It also said he is not eligible for credit for good behavior. It sounds like he'll do the entire 21 years, no matter what.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#16 Nov 22, 2011
He got 21 years with NO time off for good behavior. He'll serve every day of it probably, especially since it was a plea deal.
Larry Craig s Stance wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't load the article, but will he really serve the entire sentence of 21 years?
Cos that's usually not the case.
At any rate, his life is ruined beyond repair, even if he's not dead like his victim.
RevBawneyFwankfo oter

Easthampton, MA

#17 Nov 22, 2011
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhhh poor baby. NOT! Can't do the time.....don't do the crime.
GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE!!!
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#18 Nov 22, 2011
Fred ABQ wrote:
This is OUTRAGEOUS ! He should have been tried as an adule and got life in prison ! This was premeditated murder ! Nothing less !
What a travesty !
in the cnn article, it indicates that he was brought into adult court with different charges. he pled out on those charges.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#19 Nov 22, 2011
Jalene in the wild wrote:
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I agree this case is a human tragedy that destroyed many lives and caused hardship but this kid was 14 at the time he made the conscious decision to kill another human. What is 18 the magic number when humans realize that its not a good idea to kill someone? At the age of 14 he knew what he was doing and knew it to be wrong so now he must pay the price.
exactly. he walked up behind the victim in class who was seated at a computer and shot the victim twice in the back of the head. how does a 14 yr old NOT recognize that's wrong?

and all because he was embarrassed by the fact that the victim had a crush on him.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#20 Nov 22, 2011
Jalene in the wild wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree this case is a human tragedy that destroyed many lives and caused hardship but this kid was 14 at the time he made the conscious decision to kill another human. What is 18 the magic number when humans realize that its not a good idea to kill someone? At the age of 14 he knew what he was doing and knew it to be wrong so now he must pay the price.
I never said that he didn't know it was "a good idea" to kill a person or that he didn't know it was wrong, or that he shouldn't suffer punishment.

Based on the totality of the evidence, I just feel that the prosecutor's decision to direct file the case on the defendant as an adult was incorrect (no hearing was held), and the jury's difficulty reaching a verdict appears to support that assessment.

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