A 10-year-old California boy is on trial for the murder of his neo-Nazi father.
The accused, who is not being named, allegedly shot his father, Jeffrey Hall, with a handgun while he was lying down in his southern California home on May 1, the Guardian newspaper reports.
Court records show the boy went hungry and lived in poor conditions for the first two years of his life while his parents went through a divorce.
Both parents accused each other of child abuse.
After the divorce, he lived with his mom, but social workers took him away when he was two, after finding he and his siblings were hungry and dirty, living in a home with maggots on the dishes and curdled milk in the babies' bottles.
He then lived with his grandmother briefly while his father was on probation for drunk driving.
Finally, he moved in with his father, a member of the extreme-right National Socialist Movement who was obsessed with Nazi paraphernalia, sported a shaved head, was anti-immigrant and believed in white supremacy.
The boy has been charged with murder as a juvenile.