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.READ MORE: Man Sues City, LAPD Uncle Over Projectile Wounds During George Floyd Protest
Attorneys agreed to present final arguments Wednesday.READ MORE: Hundreds Sign Up To Denounce Vaccine Passports At Orange County Board Of Supervisors Meeting
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.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Deaths In Los Angeles County Top 24,000 For First Time
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