The shooting suspect's attorney spoke to Dimitrios Pagourtzis' family and they said they didn't expect this from their son. Poehl said the suspect's schoolmates described him as "a sweet kid, nice kid, kind of quiet."
Nicholas Poehl said his client should receive the same treatment as others accused of mass murder. He cited Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and serial killer Ted Bundy, who received changes of venue.
Nick Poehl, one of Pagourtzis’ defense attorneys, raised the possibility that the charges could eventually be “set aside” or dismissed if he continually remains unfit to stand trial at future civil commitment hearings.
The two attorneys representing the 17-year-old Santa Fe High School shooting suspect, who is in now solitary confinement, speak to CNN about the developing case.
Dubbed "The boy in the box" case by Texas media, the case centered on Wieseckel's use of a 6-by-8-foot plywood box built inside the child's bedroom to keep him contained when he got out of control.
The case began in July 2012 when the then nine-year-old boy ran away from a home on Bayou Homes Drive in Galveston. The boy was quickly found by police, but he told officers his father and stepmother kept him in a box.