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Boy, 12, Convicted in Murder of Neo-Nazi Father

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) — A judge found true on Monday that a 12-year-old boy committed second-degree murder when he shot and killed his white supremacist father.

32-year-old Jeff Hall, a regional leader of the National Socialist Movement, was shot at point-blank range with a .357 Magnum while he slept on the couch in May 2011.

His son, who was 10 at the time, confessed to the murder on videotape.

Prosecutors argued that the boy shot his father to keep him from leaving his step-mother.

They said that the boy’s violent tendencies went back to kindergarten, when he stabbed a teacher with a pencil.

The prosecution’s case was bolstered by the boy’s younger sister, who testified that he told her he was planning to shoot Hall days in advance.

The defense maintained that the boy grew up in an emotionally and physically abusive environment, where he learned that violence and killing were acceptable.nazi-dad-pic

Riverside Superior Court Judge Jean Leonard had to determine whether the boy knew what he was doing and if it was premeditated.

In juvenile court, there is not a “guilty” or “not guilty,” but instead findings of “true” or “not true.”

In issuing her finding in the case, Leonard acknowledged the boy’s history of abuse and neglect, but said, “This was not a naive boy.”

Leonard said that the child “knew what he was doing was wrong at the time of the crime,” citing statements he made in the first 24 hours after the shooting, before getting an attorney.

Sentencing in the case is scheduled for February 15. The boy, who was tried as a juvenile, faces up to 11 years in juvenile detention. His attorney says he plans to appeal.

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19 comments

  • Theebs

    We all know it's true that he killed his father, I hope this judge realizes that this child needs counseling and not juvenile hall.

  • Bruno

    Child Services left this boy at a home that was violent, he is just a little boy that was around a terrorist organization. We failed to protect the children and now he pays for our mistake.

  • dean786

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  • mark

    wonder when a negroes son will kill his black panther negro father?…..is there anything that the black panther party negroes use or consume thats actually manufactured & produced by a black owned company?…….LMAO & these uncle toms!…….whens the last time deez negroes shopped at a negro owned grocery store?………LMAO!…..WHAT IN THE WORLD WOULD THESE NEGROES DO WITHOUT THESE GOVT MANDATED HANDOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION JOBS & HANDOUT EBT?……..shole aint no negro owned businesses hiring dey own!……wonder why that is?……..oh,,dey aint real racist when dey be shopping for groceries or seekin employment is dey?…..LOLLLLLLLLLL

  • Harry

    It's shameful if this father abused his son. It's tragic that a man who swore alligence to his race would treat it's most vulnerable and precious possesion, a child is such a dispicable manner, if true. It is also true that if some of you liberals were in control you would see to it that CPS was called every time a spanking occurred. You self-righteous idiots don't care about this kid any more than you do about his father you just like the feeling of moral superiority you get to exercise when a tragedy like this occurs.

    • Sam

      There really is no such thing as "race". If you study the history of human migration, you will find that none of us are what we think we are. Swearing alligence to something that doesn't even exist is dillusional.

      Being a liberal or a conservative has nothing to do with compassion. You either have it or you don't. Why has everything in the country been politicized?

      You might want to take up a hobby, scrapbooking is nice. Maybe a little anger management.

  • SicknTired

    Probation, counseling for years, and never allowed to own a gun in his lifetime. Any violent incidents in the next 10 years he goes to jail.

    That should cover sentencing quite well for this poor kid who is an accidental hero for offing the POS dad.

  • joey

    I cannot believe all of you people calling that rascal a "boy." He is a murderer plain and simple. Oh, age doesn't matter? Oh ok. Oh blame the system. Oh, we fail him. We? What do you mean we? Since when I failed that boy? Don't include me. I hope he is send to juvenile hall and then to state prison for the rest of his life.