His father, Billy McInerney, was prone to both, smoking crystal meth one moment and beating his boys the next, sometimes because they got in trouble, other times just because he had a bad day, his stepson testified Tuesday.
"He hit us, kicked us, slapped us, threw us around," said James Bing, 24, whose mother was married to Billy McInerney. "He punched us in the face, threw us into walls, pretty much any type of physical violence."
Bing fought back tears as he delved into his violent childhood. Kendra McInerney, his mother, started with a weep that progressed to a sob that filled the Chatsworth courtroom as the story of drugs and abuse deepened. Brandon McInerney, sat dead still and showed no emotion, just like his abusive father taught him to do growing up, Bing said.
There was no talk of Larry King, who was fatally shot in an Oxnard classroom in 2008. Instead, the testimony focused on the world McInerney grew up in. His lawyers have argued that his childhood was part of what led McInerney to shoot King. McInerney, 17, is charged with murder and a hate crime.
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