32-year-old Jeff Hall, regional director of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Movement, died inside his Riverside, California home about 4 a.m. Sunday morning. He died of a single gunshot wound to the chest. His wife and five children, all under the age of 12, were home at the time of the shooting.
The National Socialist Movement core beliefs include "defending the rights of white people everywhere" and the "promotion of white separation." Hall held a meeting at his house on Saturday to discuss an upcoming patrol that was planned along the Arizona/Mexico border. Hall's neighbors reported being intimidated by Hall and members of his group and hoped his death would mean "we'll never see any of them again. It was scary here."
According to the coroner's office Hall was shot with a handgun by "a known assailant." Hall's 10-year-old son has been booked at juvenile hall for investigation of murder. Police haven't released details of the shooting. The motive for the shooting hasn't been determined but police say that "it was an intentional act." But is a 10-year-old really capable of comprehending the act of murder?