NORFOLK -- A 15-year-old accused of killing a Norfolk High School student appeared in court Tuesday.
The charges of first degree murder and use of a firearm were certified to the Grand Jury, which will meet next month, said Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney spokeswoman Amanda Howie.
The teen is accused of killing 19-year-old David "Deeboy" White, a Lake Taylor student, after a football game at Booker T. Washington High School on September 28th.
The mother of the accused says her son did not murder White. She says her son is an honor roll student at Booker T. Washington and has never been in trouble before.
According the the mother, her son plays basketball, baseball and football. He taught himself how to play the piano and has dreams of pursing a music career or becoming an engineer.
The mother says they don't have guns in their home, and says there are rumors swirling about who killed White.
The family of the accused says they have faith that he will be set free.
The teen remains in juvenile detention.