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California judge finds boy guilty of murdering neo-Nazi father




Jeff Hall holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
Jeff Hall holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
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Jeff Hall holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
Prosecutor Mike Soccio speaks outside Riverside Superior Court. 12-year-old found responsible for 2nd degree murder.
Lauren Osen/KPCC


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On May 1, 2011 at about 4 a.m., a 10-year-old boy crept down the stairs of his family's home with a .357 magnum and killed his sleeping father with one shot to the head. The trial of the boy, now 12, has focused not on his guilt in the act, but whether or not he understood the difference between right and wrong. 

The judge issued her decision in the case this morning and KPCC reporter Lauren Osen joins us live from outside the courthouse in Riverside.