Riverside Judge Sends Teen To State Lockup For Father's Murder

Riverside Judge Sends Teen To State Lockup For Father's Murder

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(FOX 11/AP) - A California judge has ruled that a 13-year-old boy who was 10 when he killed his neo-Nazi father will spend at least the next seven years in a state juvenile facility.

Judge Jean R. Leonard ruled Thursday that the maximum the boy can serve would be until he is 23. He'll be eligible for parole in seven years

The decision came after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued for months about the best placement to assure his safety and rehabilitation.

His attorneys say the boy was severely abused and has serious emotional and learning disabilities

The Riverside County boy fired a single shot into his father's head while the man slept on a couch.

He told police he was afraid he would have to choose between living with his father or stepmother after their pending divorce.

He was convicted of second-degree murder.

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