The HBO documentary Valentine Road takes a look at the
death of gay teen Lawrence King.
The film, whose October 7 premiere will kick off the fall season
of HBO Docs, documents the heartbreaking circumstances that led to
the shocking school shooting of 15-year-old King.
On the morning of February 12, 2008, King was shot twice in the
head during a computer class. He died in the hospital on Valentine's
Day. His assailant was a classmate just 14 years old at the time.
It is believed that King was shot because he was gay and either had a
crush on Brandon McInerney or delighted in teasing the boy.
The gruesome murder, which attracted national headlines, also
divided a California community as officials attempted to prosecute
McInerney as an adult for the murder. (A trailer for the film is
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