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Suspect in gay student’s slaying had been molested, brother says

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Tragic all around.

In 2008, the National Day of Silence was held in memory of Larry King (above right) who was murdered by Brandon McInerney (left).

From USA Today:

Brandon McInerney was molested by a relative as a boy, a family secret that his older half brother didn’t learn until two weeks after McInerney shot a gay classmate to death in February 2008, the half brother told jurors in a Chatsworth courtroom Wednesday.

 James Bing testified that McInerney’s father cried hysterically as he revealed the molestation that occurred when Brandon was about 9 years old.

The older McInerney was upset because the family had dealt with the problem internally, sending the relative away for years, instead of reporting it to police and getting Brandon help, Bing told the courtroom.

McInerney’s father, who is now dead, believed the memory of the molestation was what caused his son to react to violently when Larry King began dressing like a girl and flirting with McInerney at their Oxnard junior high school, Bing said.

"He felt that it scarred him," said Bing, 24. "He felt guilty that he hadn’t done anything about it before."

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