Sorting out the fate of his troubled son has been a two-and-a-half year journey that approaches its final stage Friday in a hearing to determine where he'll spend his teens and, possibly, his early adult years.
The judge hearing the case must decide how to rehabilitate someone who grew up in an abusive home, attacked his school teachers and was indoctrinated in the beliefs of white supremacy.
Attorneys have sparred for months over what is best for the boy.
NDTV reported that he has been living in the county's juvenile hall since the killing but spent about three months at a state youth detention center where he was evaluated to see whether a placement there could serve his needs. Several people from the state are expected to testify at the hearing.