RIVERSIDE, California (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 juvenile facility.
The judge 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 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.
His attorneys say the boy was severely abused and has serious emotional and learning disabilities.
He was convicted of second-degree murder.