Boy Who Was 10 When He Killed His Neo-Nazi Father Committed To California Juvenile Facility
RIVERSIDE, Calif. A California judge ruled Thursday that a 13-year-old boy who was 10 when he killed his neo-Nazi father will spend at least the next seven years in a state juvenile facility.
Judge Jean R. Leonard said the maximum the boy can serve would be until he is 23. Hell be eligible for parole in seven years
The decision came after prosecutors and defence attorneys argued for months about the best placement to assure his safety and rehabilitation.
His attorneys say the boy was severely abused and has serious emotional and learning disabilities from a brutal and twisted childhood.
The Riverside County boy shot Jeffrey Hall, 32, at point-blank range as he slept on a sofa on their home on May 1, 2011, after a night of drinking.