On the same day that the sentencing of Brandon McInerney came down for the cold blooded hate killing of gay teen Lawrence King in which McInerney was only sentenced to 21 years in prison the L.A. Times reports under news of McInerney’s 21 year sentence for killing Lawrence king that a 125 year total prison sentence was given to Tom Vinson who accidentially shot and killed 16-year-old Melody Ross as he was attempting to shoot two other men near her in October 2009.
Vinson was sentenced to 50 years to life on the first-degree murder charge for killing Melody Ross and two terms of 40 years to life for the attempted murder of his intended targets.
Larry King’s father lashed out at the jury during yesterday’s sentencing:
Greg King, reading a biting four-page statement to the court before Brandon McInerney was sentenced to 21 years in state prison, called jurors “incompetent” for failing to reach a verdict in the murder trial. McInerney pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and manslaughter rather than go to trial a second time.