Hung Jury Over Shooting Of Lawrence King

After eight weeks of testimony, the jury has been unable to reach a verdict over the fate of Brandon McInerney, the 17-year-old who shot his openly gay classmate Lawrence King twice in the back of the head in 2008. Though there is no doubt the killing took place, the defense pushed heavily for a voluntary manslaughter charge over a premeditated murder charge. The LA Times has more background on the trial.