Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:47 PM by Associated Press
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A video played in court shows a 10-year-old boy who fatally shot his father telling police he didn't think he'd get in trouble because he saw an episode of "Criminal Minds" where a child killed an abusive father and was not arrested.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that prosecutors played a video of the interview on Wednesday, the second day of the boy's murder trial. Now 12, he is accused of shooting neo Nazi leader Jeff Hall in the head in their home in May 2011.
The boy says in the video that he wanted to end his father's abuse and to ensure he would live with his stepmother.
At one point, the boy says he thought his dad would recover and they could be friends again.
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