A murder trial was delayed Wednesday morning for Henry Laird after several days.
A judge dismissed the jury and pushed back the trial to September.
Laird is accused of beating his mother to death with a gun last year in south Tulsa.
Judge William Musseman says a 2012 case in the U.S. Supreme Court could jeopardize the trial.
The court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that a mandatory sentence of life without parole, for those under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes, violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on "cruel and unusual punishments.
Judge Musseman worries that if the trial as is, the U.S. Supreme Court decision could impact sentencing.
Laird was 17-years-old at the time of the murder.
In court Wednesday Laird said, "I am not prepared for this trial."
He also told the judge that he doesn't understand the plea offer and his attorney has only visited the jail three times.
The delay is one of many problems so far with the trial.
The suspect’s attorney wants off the case because they can’t get along.
The judge told them to work it out and come back prepared in September.