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Jeff Hall Murder: Prosecutor plays video of Neo-Nazi dad bragging about his son's skill with weapons

In this Oct. 22, 2010 file photo, Jeff Hall holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif. Hall's 10-year-old son is being charged with murdering his father, a 32-year-old plumber, at their Riverside home. Hall was the southwest regional leader of the National Socialist Movement, an organization that advocates white supremacy. The Anti-Defamation League considers Hall's organization to be the country's largest neo-Nazi group. File,AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker

Jeff Russell Hall
In this Oct. 22, 2010 file photo, Jeff Hall holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif.
File,AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker

(CBS) RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Prosecutors in the case of a 10-year-old boy who allegedly shot and killed his Neo-Nazi father showed a video Jeff Hall made just hours before he died, reports CBS Los Angeles.

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In the video, Hall is heard bragging that his young son knows how to use a weapon: "My son was able to operate a gen 1, night vision and then a scope at the age of 9."

The defense argued that a climate of hate, fueled with an insistence on gun use, fueled the boy, who is now 12, to kill his sleeping father. Hall was the California leader of the National Socialist Movement, the largest Neo-Nazi group in the country.

In an interview with "60 Minutes" back in June, Joanne Patterson -- Hall's mother -- said her grandson had always been violent.

She said he had been kicked out of school multiple times for attacking kids and a teacher. She wasn't surprised he could snap. "I always felt it could somehow happen. But I thought it would be when he was older."

The defense will also paint Jeff Hall as an abusive father.

But the prosecution says the motive for murder was a more complex one. They claim the boy killed his dad to keep him from splitting up with his step-mom.

The defense says the step-mom manipulated the boy to kill because she was upset he might leave her for another woman.

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