RIVERSIDE (AP) — A California appeals court has upheld juvenile detention for a Southern California boy who shot and killed his neo-Nazi father in 2011 when he was 10.

A division of the 4th District Court of Appeal on Monday said a judge’s decision to send the boy to juvenile lockup as opposed to a less-restrictive residential treatment center was made properly after consideration of all the evidence.

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Authorities say the boy shot and killed his father, 32-year-old Jeffrey Hall, at point-blank range as he slept on a sofa in their home May 1, 2011. According to the appeals court, the boy told officers his father had repeatedly abused him.

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Amy Quartarolo, an attorney for the boy, declined to comment on the ruling.

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