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An old man living beneath the boy and his father testified that he heard upstairs a fight, the boy shouting, “I’m gonna kill you,” a body hitting the ground, and then he saw the boy running down the stairs.
The boy claimed he had been at the movies while his father was murdered, but couldn’t remember the name of the movies or who was in them.
A woman living across the street testified that she saw the boy kill his father through the windows of a passing elevated train.
The boy had, that night, had an argument with his father, which resulted in the boy’s father hitting him twice.
The boy had an extensive list of prior offenses, including trying to slash another teenager with a knife.