A Murder in Junior High (ad free) Podcast
Podcast Episodes Shop the Brewery

A Murder in Junior High (ad free)

Subscribe Now

Join Team Tiegrabber and subscribe to our premium podcasts


You get access to our members-only True Crime Brewery Premium episodes and other members-only true crime content.


In appreciation, Jill will send you a thank you gift of your choice.

Pick from a True Crime Brewery beer snifter, a True Crime Brewery credit-card sized bottle opener, or a set of coasters!

In Episode 310

Oxnard, California is a town like many towns across the United States.  Oxnard has its share of institutional racism and gender hate, but no one would have expected one junior high student to murder another in cold blood. Growing up transgender, biracial, and in an abusive home, Leticia King had many challenges in life.  At age 15, Leticia was struggling to find herself.  She was identifying as a female and asking her classmates to stop calling her Larry and begin calling her Leticia.

Leticia was adopted as a toddler boy.  As she reached adolescence, child abuse in her adopted home resulted in placement in a shelter for abused and neglected children. In the shelter, she found a supportive and accepting environment.  At school, she was teased, ostracized, and bullied.  But Leticia was strong and self-empowered. She refused to hide who she was from her classmates.  Some of her peers didn’t like that.

One of these peers was 14-year-old Brandon McInerney. Brandon was raised in a home where abuse, illegal drugs, and weapons were commonplace.

Join us at the quiet end for A Murder in Junior High. When interactions between Leticia and Brandon resulted in a shocking murder, parents, teachers, and community leaders all shared in responsibility.  Opinions and debates on the crime made one thing clear: gender identification and the behavior of teen-aged males are topics long overdue for society-wide discussions.

1:13:31
Jun 29 2020
True Crime Premium
2
0

Comments

Leave a Reply

Subscribe Now

Join Team Tiegrabber and subscribe to our premium podcasts


You get access to our members-only True Crime Brewery Premium episodes and other members-only true crime content.


In appreciation, Jill will send you a thank you gift of your choice.

Pick from a True Crime Brewery beer snifter, a True Crime Brewery credit-card sized bottle opener, or a set of coasters!

True Crime Newsletter

Enjoying True Crime Brewery?


Then you’ll want to receive our quarterly true crime podcast newsletter.


The True Crime Brewery newsletter is just the thing to feed your true crime addiction. Packed with case updates, true crime show and book reviews, listener-contributed articles, craft beer news, meet up plans and contest announcements

Listen

You can listen to the True Crime Brewery podcast here on the site or on the podcast app of your choice