A Riverside boy suffered neglect and abuse as he grew up with his neo-Nazi father, but the 10-year-old was fully aware of his actions while he plotted to kill his dad and finally pointed a revolver at his ear and pulled the trigger, a judge said Monday, Jan. 14.
The boy, now 12, was found guilty of second-degree murder for shooting his father, Jeff Hall, as he slept on his living room couch about 4 a.m. May 1, 2011.
As Judge Jean P. Leonard read her decision, the sandy-haired boy sat attentively with his attorney, but showed no emotion. He wore a button-down shirt, with shackles around his ankles.
Leonard said there was no doubt the boy knew that what he was doing was wrong. She quoted a psychologist’s report that the boy had a long history of violence and grew up in a home with poor role models.