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Boy accused of shooting dad in head
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A $500,000 bond was set Wednesday for a 13-year-old boy who was charged as an adult with killing his father at their home near Lake Delton.

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Prosecutors said Michael Crisafulli shot his 55-year-old father Angelo in the back of the head as the victim was sitting in a recliner Tuesday night.

Authorities said the boy got in trouble in school that day, he was punished by helping his dad fix a vehicle, and a "balloon of anger" swelled up in Michael's head before he grabbed one of his father's weapons.

Media reports said the boy was autistic, his parents filed for divorce seven years ago, and his father obtained custody after the child ran away from his mother's home several times.

A judge granted a defense request to have Michael Crisafulli undergo a mental competency exam. If he's ordered to stand trial, the defense can ask that the case be heard in juvenile court.

According to the criminal complaint, the boy told police he was expelled from Webb Middle School in Reedsburg, where he was a 7th-grader. The school did not confirm that.

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