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Boy on trial for murdering Jeff Hall

5:57 PM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A boy who was 10 when his white supremacist father was shot in the head and killed while he slept is standing trial for murder.

Opening statements are expected Tuesday in Superior Court in Riverside.

Jeff Hall was shot to death in his home last year. He was a regional leader of the National Socialist Movement who led rallies at a synagogue and day labor site.

Prosecutors want a judge to find the boy murdered Hall and keep him locked up as long as possible. They cite a history of violent behavior.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Soccio says he does not believe Hall's white supremacist beliefs caused the boy to kill.

Messages left for the boy's attorney, Matthew Hardy, were not immediately returned.

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