Justin Carter, a 19-year-old from Texas who was arrested in February for a Facebook post he made after playing a video-game, will appear in Comal County (Texas) District Court on Tuesday, July 16, for a bond hearing.
This development came after a new legal team agreed to take the case for free, according to CNN's Miguel Marquez.
"He's distraught, he's confused, he's sad. This is somebody who has never been to jail before," says his lawyer, Donald Flanary, who met with Carter for the first time on Tuesday.
Carter's father is emotional.
"I just want my kid back, he's my best friend and I miss him so much," says Jack Carter, Justin Carter's father. "I just want to tell Justin that we love him and that everybody is here for him, and that everything is going to be okay."
Carter was arrested in February for making a terroristic threat, which is a felony.
The threat came after playing the online game "League of Legends." In a post-game Facebook conversation, the person he was chatting with called him "f***ed up in the head." Carter responded with the following post:
"I'm f***ed in the head alright I'ma shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of an innocent rain down and eat the beating heart of one of them."
Carter's mother, Jennifer Carter, spoke to CNN Anchor Kate Bolduan this morning on "New Day."
"My son does have a dark sense of humor, but I think a lot of teenagers can have that sense of humor," she says.
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To hear more from Justin Carter's father, watch Bolduan's interview with him from Tuesday, July 2.