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Teen shot in school taken off life support in US

The 15-year-old victim was shot at his junior high school and died of head wounds, say autopsy reports.

world Updated: Feb 16, 2008 16:44 IST

A 15-year-old boy who was shot at his junior high school died of head wounds, an autopsy showed. Lawrence King was taken of life support and had some of his organs harvested, said Armando Cavez, a senior deputy medical examiner with Ventura County. The autopsy results were released on Friday.

King was targeted this week by a younger boy because he came to school in Oxnard dressed in feminine attire, classmates said.

Prosecutors have charged 14-year-old Brandon David McInerney with premeditated murder and want him tried as an adult.

McInerney was being held on $770,000 bail. Defence attorney Brian A Vogel didn't return telephone messages seeking comment.