Boy accused of killing neo-Nazi father says dad beat him, stepmom
The Riverside boy facing charges in the case said during an interview with detectives that "he was tired of his dad hitting him and his mom," according to an arrest warrant declaration filed Tuesday in Riverside County Superior Court.
"He thought his dad was cheating on his mom and thought he might have to choose which person he would live with," according to the affidavit filed by an investigator.
Detectives described the home of the victim, Jeffrey R. Hall, as filthy, with dirty clothing strewn on floors throughout the house and bedrooms smelling like urine. Empty beer bottles were found downstairs, as was a National Socialist Movement flag hanging in the living room, they said.
The declaration was filed to support charges against the boy's stepmother, Krista F. McCary, 26, who was charged Tuesday with child endangerment and failure to properly store a firearm.
The boy was ordered Wednesday by a juvenile court judge to undergo a mental health evaluation.
-- Phil Willon in Riverside