The family of the victim, 16-year-old Christopher Jones, filed out of court quietly. They say they're still trying to understand how one teen could allegedly kill another.
"It's senseless," said Rodney Cotton, Jones' father.
"He was so special," said Jones' mother.
Nathan's accused of shooting and killing Jones after an argument Saturday night. Both teens lived on Pierpont Street, and that's where Jones' mother, Sirena Cotton, witnessed the horrible crime.
Reverend James Cuyler was also called to the crime scene. He's a member of the Clergy Response Team. He's also Jones' grandfather.
"I never though it was my grandson," he said.
And Cuyler never thought his grandson would be a victim, especially because Cuyler himself was an anti-gun activist. He said his church and churches around the city regularly held gun drop-offs.
"I wish we had collected this gun," Cuyler said of the gun that killed Jones.
But Nathan's sister says that gun was not being held by her brother.
"I don't believe he did it," said Dominque White.
As both families come to grips with this tragedy, Cuyler says the community should still have one goal in mind -- get the guns out of the hands of children who don't know what to do with them.