NEW CASTLE (KDKA) – The latest hearing for a Lawrence County boy accused of killing his father’s pregnant fiancée was postponed Tuesday morning.
The family of Kenzie Houk gathered at the Lawrence County Courthouse for the hearing that was supposed to happen.
They are concerned that their daughter’s alleged killer, Jordan Brown, would be released.
“It’s always been stopped, There’s always a stop somewhere. When you think that well, they’re going to make their decision, it’s always been stopped,” Debbie Houk said.
Tuesday’s hearing did not happen because of paperwork. Houk’s parents said justice delayed for their daughter is justice denied.
“It’s like a wild goose chase. Like I told my wife, we have to be here for everything that goes on down here because you never know what can happen,” Jack Houk said.
In 2009, 11-year-old Brown, allegedly shot Houk in the head with a shotgun and then went to school.
For Houk’s loved ones, it’s been an endless line of court proceedings.
The latest has Brown, now 14, being tried as a juvenile after originally facing adult charges.
Even if found guilty on all charges, under juvenile statutes, he would be freed at the age of 21.
“He shouldn’t walk. He should never walk,” Debbie Houk said.
Details about Brown’s next hearing have not been released, but Houk’s family will be there when it takes place.