The boy, who was 10 at the time of the 2011 killing, admitted to police that he shot his father, Jeff Hall, as he slept on their living room couch.
According to court documents, the boy told police he was tired of his father, Jeffrey R. Hall, beating him and his stepmother.
The boy grabbed the family’s Rossi .357 revolver from a closet and then “he went downstairs with the gun, pulled the hammer back, aimed the gun at his dad’s ear while he was asleep and shot him,” Riverside Police Det. Greg Rowe wrote in a court declaration filed Tuesday.
The boy “then went upstairs and hid the gun under his bed,” Rowe wrote.
The declaration was filed to support allegations against the boy’s stepmother, Krista F. McCary, 26, who was charged Tuesday with 5 counts of child endangerment and failure to properly store a firearm.
Hall was the California director of the National Socialist Movement, the nation’s largest neo-Nazi group.
According to McCary, Hall routinely took the 10-year-old target shooting while they patrolled the Mexican border.
The boy is currently undergoing mental health evaluation and is being held at Riverside Juvenile Hall.
If convicted, the boy can be held in juvenile detention until he is 25.
If found to be insane, he could be held in a psychological facility.
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