By CBS2’s Greg Mills
RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A boy Tuesday stood accused in the fatal shooting of his neo-Nazi father in their Riverside home early Sunday morning.
The father, Jeff Hall, was a neo-Nazi leader, who headed the California chapter of the National Socialist Movement.
Police responded to Hall’s home in Riverside Sunday morning at 4 a.m., where they found him dead from one bullet wound. They believe Hall’s 10-year-old son fired the shot.
Brian Levin, a teacher from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, described Jeff Hall as the biggest hater in the region.A neighbor, who fearing for his safety did not want to be identified, said he had issues with Hall’s white-supremacist colleagues. He was not alone.
“I am very concerned, actually, because I had no idea. I mean living here for school and everything,” said a neighbor, who has lived in the area for about a year.
She echoed the feeling of others in the neighborhood when she found out Hall was dead.
“I guess [I’m] relieved, but at the same time, for the time that I was living here I had no idea. So it’s just all of a shock,” she said.
Hall’s son was in juvenile hall Tuesday, expected to report to juvenile court on Wednesday.