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Mid-80s ('86?) US TV movie - abusive father killed by son via frying pan to head

I'm looking for what I'm fairly certain was a (US Release) TV movie from 1984-1986. It's done partly in flashback/interview style, I believe in a courtroom. I thought it might be "Right to Kill?" but skimming through that didn't bring anything back. A boy kills an abusive father or stepfather (who had been abusing his sister) with a frying pan to the head. He details blood coming out of the man's ears. I *think* I remember the mother being horrified, as she was unaware of the abuse, but this is over 30 years ago at this point. I'm fairly certain it was from 1986, since I remember "Toys of Caliban" from the Twilight Zone burning into my memory at about the same time. There's a bit of overlap with Fried Green Tomatoes with the frying pan, but I distinctly remember it being in this movie too (the blood coming from the ears, even just described, is impossible to forget).

Thank you in advance for any help. I've been trying to find this movie for years so I can watch/forget it. (I was mixing it up with "Toys of Caliban" somehow before I found that.)
asked Jun 12, 2017 in Name That Movie by OutreLimits (6 points)