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Boy, 10, who killed his neo-Nazi father gets 10 years jail

By Mason White 12:52 PM November 1, 2013
Joseph Hall and Jeffrey Hall 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A boy was arrested, charged and convicted of killing his neo-Nazi father, according to court proceedings in California.

Now, the boy was sentenced to 10 years in jail.

The child, who was 10-years-old when he fatally shot his neo-Nazi father, will spend at least seven years in a juvenile detention center in the state of California, a judge has ruled, ending a highly publicized case, which began three years ago.

Joseph Hall was convicted of second-degree murder in 2011, after he told police he shot his father, Jeffrey Hall, at close range behind the ear, as he slept on the couch.

Jeffrey Hall, 32, was an unemployed plumber, who was raising a young family in Riverside, California, when he was killed.

The case has appeared frequently in the headlines due to the fact that Hall was a member of the National Socialist Movement, and was a local leader of a neo-Nazi group.

Hall often wore World War II Nazi paraphernalia.

He ran for an election on a platform of white supremacy in 2010, and participated in a series of Nazi rallies.

Hall told police he killed his father because he feared he would have to choose between living with his father or stepmother after their divorce finalized.

Prosecutors said Hall has a history of violence, including incidents where he allegedly threatened teachers, and may have been abused as a child.

He has spent the past two years in juvenile detention center in the state, went to regular therapy sessions and is said to be able to control his anger.