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A Murder Over a GirlA psychologist's gripping troubling and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate On Feb 12 2008 at E O Green Junior High in Oxnard CA 14 year old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate Larry King who had recently begun to call himself Leticia and wear makeup and jewelry to school Profoundly shaken by the news and unsettled by med. A Murder Over a Girl Justice Gender Junior High Ken Corbett The title suggests two people fighting over someone they both like But no A fourteen year old boy brings a gun to school and shoots a fifteen year old girl in the back of the head in class It was a hate crime Brandon murdered Leticia because she was Black and because she had only recently begun transitioning from a boy a transition which the school actively fought Black lives matter Trans lives matter I’ll just keep on with this until everyone else agrees and there are no murders of trans girls and women and no damn HB 2 bills Library copy 

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Ia coverage that sidestepped the issues of gender identity and of race integral to the case psychologist Ken Corbett traveled to LA to attend the trial As visions of victim and perpetrator were woven and unwoven in the theater of the courtroom a haunting picture emerged not only of the two young teenagers but also of spectators altered by an atrocity and of a community that had unwittingly gestated a murder Drawi. Review forthcoming in Library Journal Psychologist Corbett bears witness to the trial of Brandon McInerney for the murder of junior high school classmate LarryLeticia King exploring the psychological and social fault lines of masculinity racism and anxieties around gender and sexual expression Absent the voices of the two main players LeticiaLarry was dead and Brandon McInerney never told his own story in court or elsewhere Corbett is left to piece together the psychology of McInerney's act and how the survivors made sense of it through trial testimony and interviews he conducted with many key players adults and teens alike This is a difficult read with no easy resolution no ending to the story after all can bring the murdered child back from the dead Particularly upsetting was the way in which McInerney's actions were normalized even justified in both the trial setting and within the community as an expected if extreme response to LarryLeticia's explorations of a nascent transgender andor ueer self The events of this story taking place between roughly 2008 2011 remind us that despite increased acceptance of certain kinds of gender and sexual variance in mainstream society the majority of Americans are still extremely uncomfortable with non normative gender expression perhaps particularly in school settings and that their discomfort places ueer particularly black and brown children at daily risk of violence

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review A Murder Over a Girl Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ A psychologist's gripping troubling and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate On Feb 12 2008 at E O Green Junior High in Oxnard CA 14 year old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate Larry KiNg on firsthand observations extensive interviews and research as well as on his decades of academic work on gender and sexuality Corbett holds each murky facet of this case up to the light exploring the fault lines of memory and the lacunae of uncertainty behind facts Deeply compassionate and brimming with wit and acute insight A Murder Over a Girl is a riveting and stranger than fiction drama of the human psych. ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewKen Corbett recounts the 20082011 trial of Brandon McInerney for shooting his 15 year old classmate Larry King during their middle school English class in 2008 He analyses the shooter Brandon chronicling the events of the courtroom as they reveal information that Brandon was exhibiting white supremacist ideals that led him to shoot Larry King