A 10-year-old boy who fatally shot his father told police he didn't think he'd get in trouble because he saw an episode of "Criminal Minds" where a child killed an abusive father and was not arrested, according to a video of the interview played at the boy's murder trial Wednesday.
"A bad father did something to his kids and the kid did the exact same thing I did -- he shot him," the boy said in the interview as reported by the Riverside Press-Enterprise. "He told the truth and wasn't arrested and the cops believed him. He wasn't in trouble or anything. I thought maybe the exact same thing would happen to me."
Prosecutors played the video on the second day of the boy's murder trial. He is accused of shooting Jeff Hall with a .357 Magnum at point-blank range while he slept on a sofa in their home.
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