Prosecutors rest case against California boy who killed neo-Nazi dad

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TheNewWorld wrote:

“A psychologist called by the defense testified earlier in the trial that Hall had been conditioned to violence by years of physical, emotional and likely sexual abuse.”

No specific mentions of the physical or emotional abuse. And what exactly is likely sexual abuse? Is that what you say when you have no evidence of sexual abuse, and neither the boy or anyone in his family claimed to have been sexually abused?

Jan 08, 2013 12:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

@ theNewWorld

And your point is? Just because the article did not go into depth about, but referred to it in this way doesn’t mean there is no evidence. Do you have a source who knows otherwise?

Jan 08, 2013 3:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

It’s interesting how often the “conduct disorder” diagnosis is used, which insinuates the child is somehow at fault. When is would be very likely after years of abuse, this young boy would be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which would explain being triggered enough to express his fear and rage in this way – so as to protect himself from a threat. He was only 10 for goodness sake. If he is protecting himself from imminent or future harm, that’s not a conduct disorder. How sad.

Jan 08, 2013 3:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
brinxster wrote:

He’s the reincarnation of Michael Myers. Don’t let him escape you fools!

Jan 08, 2013 9:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
brinxster wrote:

He’s the reincarnation of Michael Myers. Don’t let him escape you fools!

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