SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - More than two years after a 10-year-old California boy fatally shot his sleeping neo-Nazi father, a judge will consider where the child should spend his sentence for second-degree murder.
The hearing Friday had been delayed for months as the Riverside County court tries to determine the best way to rehabilitate the boy, who is now 13.
The child was convicted earlier this year of shooting his father, 32-year-old Jeff Hall, in the head as he slept on the living room couch.
Defense attorneys want the boy sent to a residential treatment facility for his emotional disabilities, but prosecutors want him to do time at a facility run by the state's juvenile justice system.
The boy could remain in custody until he is 23 for the May 2011 killing.
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