Teen Who Killed Gay Classmate Gets 21 Years in Prison

December 19, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 7:47 PM EDT

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Teen Who Killed Gay Classmate Gets 21 Years in Prison

December 19, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 7:47 PM EDT

A California teenager on Monday was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing a gay classmate in 2008, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Brandon McInerney, 17, will be imprisoned until he is 39 as part of a plea agreement reached last month, according to the Times story. McInerney pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 14-year-old classmate Larry King.

Read the Los Angeles Times story HERE.