Nathan Anderson will remain in custody

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - In a hearing Monday morning, Nathan Anderson was ordered to remain in custody.

15-year-old Nate Anderson is accused of killing his sister Amanda at their family's home in Chapel Hill back in September.

At Monday's hearing, five character witnesses were called including Mark and Stacey Anderson, Nathan's parents.

During the hearing, Nate's parents asked for him to be released. " We need him as much as he needs us", said Stacey Anderson.

The state was asking for Nathan to remain in custody due to the nature of the offense.

During questioning, the state asked Nathan's parents about homemade videos of Nathan shooting a pistol in the woods.

Mark and Stacey, who testified separately, said they were unaware of the videos, but that they were aware of Nathan shooting cans alone in the woods, possibly two or three times.

The Anderson's lawyer, Buck Files, and his defense team brought in Dr. Wade French to administer a psychological evaluation of Nate Anderson.

"I could not find anything that pointed to him having an emerging personality disorder," said French. He said the only thing that he saw on a clinical level was his anxiety which is normal considering the circumstances.

"There is nothing here that tells me he's a danger to himself or others," said French.

The next hearing is scheduled for January 3, 2011 at 1:15 p.m.

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