Boy kills nazi father

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/california-boy-killed-neo-nazi-dad-age-10-hear-fate-article-1.1276805

A ten year old boy killed his father in his sleep and his sentencing is being delayed.  He is convicted of second-degree murder, but his fate is undecided.  There needs to be more evidence of the boy’s mental health before they decided which model to follow, the economic or medical model.   If they decide to follow the economic model he would be sent to “a lockdown facility run by the Department of Juvenile Justice …. where he would likely remain until age 23.” The defense wants the court to follow the medical model and place him in a treatment facility because “Hall should not be held responsible for his actions because a lifetime of abuse and because his father’s neo-Nazi activities had conditioned him to violence.”

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