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Final arguments set in boy's fratricide trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Attorneys are set to sum up their arguments in the Southern California trial of a boy who was 10 when he admitted killing his sleeping neo-Nazi father.

Lawyers are scheduled to present final arguments Wednesday in a Riverside courtroom.

The defense rested its case Tuesday without calling the boy to testify. The prosecution rested Monday.

The boy is now 12. He says he shot 32-year-old Jeff Hall as he slept. At issue is premeditation, and whether or not the boy knew what he was doing was wrong.

If convicted of murder, he could be jailed until he is 23.

The judge who is hearing case without a jury heard a videotaped confession from the boy.

The Associated Press is not identifying the boy because he is a juvenile.

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