AUGUSTA – A teenager accused of murdering his parents in Winthrop was expected in court today.
A judge must decide whether Andrew Balcer, 17, will be tried as an adult. Balcer is accused of murdering both of his parents on Halloween in a home on Pine Knoll Road.
Neither a motive or a cause of death have been revealed by authorities.
Authorities were planning to discuss the charges against Balcer during a hearing today in Augusta.
A second hearing will soon be held to determine whether Balcer, who will turn 18 next month, should be tried as an adult or juvenile.
A psychological examination will be conducted to help the judge reach a decision.