Boy admits killing gay classmate

BBC News

A US teenager who shot dead a gay classmate he believed was flirting with him has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Brandon McInerney smuggled a handgun into his school near Los Angeles in February 2008 and shot Larry King, 15, twice as he sat at a computer.

Under a plea deal, the 17-year-old admitted the murder charge, voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm.

He could face a jail term of 21 years when he is sentenced on 19 December.

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