Lawrence County Judge John W. Hodge is scheduled to provide the disposition for the Jordan Brown case on Friday.
A disposition, which is the juvenile court equivalent for a sentence, focuses on treatment not on punishment of 14-year-old Brown. The case will be re-evaluated every six months, according to officials.
He was charged following the Feb. 20, 2009 shooting of Houk, his father’s pregnant fiancée as she lay in bed in the New Beaver farm house she shared with Jordan, his father, Chris Brown and her two daughters. Jordan was 11 years old at the time.
Brown could remain in the custody of the juvenile system until his 21st birthday. According to officials, if he makes progress and completes treatment to the satisfaction of supervisors, he could be released sooner.
Had the case remained in criminal court and Brown been found guilty of the crimes charged, he could have faced life in prison without parole.