Jurors can consider manslaughter in gay killing

Aug 24, 2011 | Posted by: Josh in New Orleans | Full story: www.sacbee.com

LOS ANGELES -- A California judge decided jurors can consider convicting a teen of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of a gay classmate at school. Defendant Brandon McInerney is charged with murder in the shooting of 15-year-old Larry King. Read more

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The idea that manslaughter should even be considered in this case is a complete outrage. I guess when the victim is gay all the perp has to do is use a gay panic defense. Then it's not "murder", but "manslaughter". Kid oughta count his blessings that he's not getting death row for what he did.

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You can't have manslaughter without laughter

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Josh in New Orleans wrote:
The idea that manslaughter should even be considered in this case is a complete outrage. I guess when the victim is gay all the perp has to do is use a gay panic defense. Then it's not "murder", but "manslaughter". Kid oughta count his blessings that he's not getting death row for what he did.
I agree. It IS an outrage. This is obviously a cas of premeditated murder. I remember hearing about this murder on the news, within an hour of it being committed, and I have followed this case closely since then.

This little monster deserves life in prison with no parole. There are thousnads of juveniles already serving this sentence in the U.S., and if any cas cries out for this penalty, it is this one.

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Right, "voluntary manslaughter" is the one where you pre meditate the murder and when you bring a gun to school to murder the victim and when bigots don't much like the victim's behavior.

They teach you that in law school.

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I wonder if I would only get manslaughter charges if I shot a religious freak in the back of the head in cold blood just because they were trying to get me to beleive in jebus.......

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Hopefully, the judge's decision will be overturned. If this case is not a clear case of premeditated murder, then no case is.

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He should get nothing more than a detention.
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Do you condone this violence then Abel? And would you feel the same way if a LGBT teen were to bring a gun and to school, and blow their bullie's brains out onto a computer screen in a classroom filled with their peers?

I suspect not.

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Condone it? I said he should be punished
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Do you condone this violence then Abel? And would you feel the same way if a LGBT teen were to bring a gun and to school, and blow their bullie's brains out onto a computer screen in a classroom filled with their peers?
I suspect not.

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Do you condone this violence then Abel? And would you feel the same way if a LGBT teen were to bring a gun and to school, and blow their bullie's brains out onto a computer screen in a classroom filled with their peers?
I suspect not.
He, and others like him here, are not worth responding to. He's just a hater, and probably a closet queen.

Ignore him.

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Haha just another queer that believes the worst insult is to call someone else gay. Thanks for throwing that one out there. It is always good for a laugh
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He, and others like him here, are not worth responding to. He's just a hater, and probably a closet queen.
Ignore him.

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Honest AbeL wrote:
Condone it? I said he should be punished
Yeah, a detention... real funny Abe. Like all a murderer deserves is a mere slap on the wrist. I actually don't believe you think that. I think you just said it because you knew it would tick people off.

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My first post should have given that away.
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Yeah, a detention... real funny Abe. Like all a murderer deserves is a mere slap on the wrist. I actually don't believe you think that. I think you just said it because you knew it would tick people off.
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Yeah, a detention... real funny Abe. Like all a murderer deserves is a mere slap on the wrist. I actually don't believe you think that. I think you just said it because you knew it would tick people off.
Pay no attention to Abe...in a little less than 2 years he's posted just under 12,000 anti-gay comments. Only someone who is EXTREMELY insecure in their own sexuality would do such a thing. Know that he is miserable inside no matter how much he denies it.

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You are funny. Physician heal thy self.
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Pay no attention to Abe...in a little less than 2 years he's posted just under 12,000 anti-gay comments. Only someone who is EXTREMELY insecure in their own sexuality would do such a thing. Know that he is miserable inside no matter how much he denies it.
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Mikey wrote:
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Pay no attention to Abe...in a little less than 2 years he's posted just under 12,000 anti-gay comments. Only someone who is EXTREMELY insecure in their own sexuality would do such a thing. Know that he is miserable inside no matter how much he denies it.
yeah, I just noticed his comment count too.
I'd wondered. he hides his location and slings mud like he's in jr. high.
His posts all seem meant to antagonize. The best I can do at this point is to try to ignore him.
But I agree with your assessment. It is sad to think of the time and energy he has wasted. He regurgitates hate as a hobby, and seems to do it with a passion. Yeah, sad. Pathetic actually, but sad seems a bit kinder (not that he deserves kinder)
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Honest AbeL is a fool.Only a fool considers being called a gutter-snipe bigot as a compliment.He knows that,which is why he trolls gay topic sites.No straight people will have anything to do with him.Let's continue that trend!All our responses to him should be something like...Suck Balls!...Something he knows alot about I'm sure.
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I love how bigoted homophobes use anger or fear of "unwanted sexual advances" as some sort of a rationalization for violence against gays.I wonder if gays can use such rationalizations as an excuse for violence against straight people as some sort of a preemptive strike to protect themselves?Twisted circular logic for sure,but it's along the same obsurd level as a bigots justification for thier acts.

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Why not murder 2? Why is it being considered as low as manslaughter? Because the victim is gay?

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I could not register and keep logging in under different names if that would help you
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yeah, I just noticed his comment count too.
I'd wondered. he hides his location and slings mud like he's in jr. high.
His posts all seem meant to antagonize. The best I can do at this point is to try to ignore him.
But I agree with your assessment. It is sad to think of the time and energy he has wasted. He regurgitates hate as a hobby, and seems to do it with a passion. Yeah, sad. Pathetic actually, but sad seems a bit kinder (not that he deserves kinder)
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Honest AbeL wrote:
I could not register and keep logging in under different names if that would help you
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Well, if you want to be helpful, you could commit suicide. It would be far more useful than anything you've done here.

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