Monday, a judge found a 12-year-old guilty of murder over the shooting death of Jeffrey Hall, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi activist. While the California boy, 10 at the time he killed his father, won't be charged as an adult, he could be held in a juvenile facility until he turns 23.
On Jan. 14, My Fox 8 provided an update on the story that has gripped the town of Riverside since the boy shot and killed his father back in 2011. The judge's finding that the 12-year-old boy is guilty of murder is shocking to some who believed the child had no other choice; sources say there is a history of abuse.
However, the judge presiding over the murder trial regarding Jeffrey Hall's death said the boy knew right from wrong when he put the barrel of the gun against the head of his sleeping father and pulled the trigger.
The defense's case focused on the child's upbringing, which was rife with turmoil, specifically how his father's life was steeped in fostering an all-white race, free from anyone of color.
Hall's devotion to white supremacy was part of his household. Sources say he held many recruiting meetings at his home in the presence of his son.
Psychologists focused on whether the child's birth mother's alleged use of heroin, LSD and other illicit drugs had something to do with the boy's history of violence, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Nonetheless, the judge obviously didn't buy the argument and believes the 12-year-old is guilty of murder.
Only thing that remains is the sentencing portion of the trial. The same judge has to decide if the boy is held in a juvenile facility, placed in some alternate form of treatment or even placed on probation.