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Defense Rests In Trial Of Neo-Nazi Father’s Murder

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense attorneys for a boy charged with killing his neo-Nazi father when he was 10 years old has rested its case without calling the boy to testify.

The judge who is hearing the juvenile case without a jury heard a videotaped confession from the boy when he was arrested. The prosecution rested on Monday and the defense on Tuesday.

Attorneys agreed to present final arguments Wednesday.

The boy, who is now 12, said he shot his 32-year-old father, Jeff Hall, while he was sleeping on the couch. At issue is whether he knew what he was doing was wrong and whether there was premeditation.

If convicted of murder, he could be jailed until he is 23. The Associated Press is not identifying the boy because he is a juvenile.

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