AP-- A trial date has been set for a 15-year-old Florida panhandle boy accused of killing his father.
Warren Williams is scheduled to go to court April 11, a year and a month after authorities say he fatally shot his 55-year-old father, William Williams.
The son faces a first-degree murder charge, which carries a mandatory life sentence if he is convicted.
His attorney, Barry Beroset, has filed a motion arguing that such a sentence for a child constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment."
The teen is being held at Escambia County Jail. He was just 14-years-old when he allegedly shot his father three times killing him last March.
He told a 911 operator minutes after the shooting: "I’m sick of my life, and I wanted to shoot him."
He told officers he had taken a gun from his father's chest of drawers. The elder Williams was a TSA airport security manager and former Marine.