Twelve-Year-Old Boy Convicted Of Killing Neo-Nazi Dad
The California youth shot his father after a lifetime of abuse.
The verdict by Superior Court Judge Jean Leonard means that Joseph Hall, who was 10 years old when he shot his father to death at point-blank range in May of 2011, could be sentenced to a juvenile facility until he is 23.
He faces a disposition hearing on February 15 to determine where he will be placed.
Jeffrey Hall, 32, was a regional director of the National Socialist Movement, a white separatist group. The case in Riverside, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, has made headlines because of his neo-Nazi ties and the rarity of a parent being killed by a child so young.
In rendering her verdict, Leonard said she weighed evidence that the boy had suffered a lifetime of abuse. “He was abused and neglected from the womb,” she said. “The NSM taught him things a minor should not know about.”