A sentencing hearing on Friday for 18-year-old Terry Payton.
Payton was convicted earlier this year of killing his mother.
Several have said that Payton was the victim of abuse by an alcoholic mother and that he was defending himself.
Payton's Defense Attorney is asking for probation plus, credit for the two years Payton's already served in-jail.
The State's Attorney for Edgar County, Ill. wants Terry Payton sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Sentencing is set for September 5.