Judge rules 10 year old California boy knowingly murdered neo-Nazi dad: 'When a child knows/sees too much.'

"@cnnbrk: Judge: California boy murdered neo-Nazi dad. http://on.cnn.com/ZRjxj9 #crime #neonazi" -extracted from twitter.

"(CNN) -- A California judge ruled Monday that a then 10-year-old boy committed second-degree murder -- and knew what he was doing was wrong -- when he fatally shot his father, a local neo-Nazi leader.

Jeffrey Hall was asleep on a couch in his family's Riverside home when his son killed him on May 1, 2011, according to authorities. CNN is not naming the boy, who is now 12, because he is a juvenile."

Prosecutors contend the victim's neo-Nazi background is not linked to his death, saying the young killer's concerns about abuse and his family being split up were more significant factors.

"It was our belief that this would have happened even if (Hall) was not part of the National Socialist Movement," said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office. "This was done more on a domestic level." --extracted from website, link above.

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WHEN A CHILD KNOWS/SEES TOO MUCH.

Abuse kills many a time, not physically,
But emotionally the heart and reasoning
Mind of any person, young or old; in
This case a 10 year old became wiser
Than all, knew actions to take, and
Committed the unthinkable... Which father
Bypassed fearing nothing in his home,
While asleep, a child - his child killed
Him. Abuse and hatred hurts much
More than thought; it makes men wise,
It builds characters bewildering to a
Peaceful and untangled mind.