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Jury stuck in murder of gay middle school student Larry King trial

Brandon McInerney was just 14-years-old when he was accused of gunning down a gay classmate, Larry King, in front of stunned students at a Ventura County middle school. Personal Photo

Larry King
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(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - A jury has reported that it is deadlocked in the trial of a 17-year-old Brandon McInerney accused of murdering gay classmate, Larry King. The judge in the case has ordered the panel to resume deliberations.

The jury informed the court Thursday morning, and Judge Charles Campbell said to keep trying to reach a decision until 2 p.m. PDT, reports the Ventura County Star.

The judge said he would likely then declare a mistrial if the jurors are still deadlocked.

The jury has been deliberating since Friday on whether McInerney is guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of 15-year-old King at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard in 2008. Jurors also have the option of voluntary manslaughter.

McInerney is now 17 but is being tried as an adult. He faces up to life in prison.

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