Dreis Luera, 17, was in court Friday afternoon for the murder of his father where he was appointed a public defender.
The Redding teenager will be charged as an adult in the stabbing.
Luera's father Andre Luera, 42, died Thursday morning after he was stabbed several times at the family's home on Farm House Lane. Luera was taken to Mercy Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Dreis Luera appeared unresponsive in court and was accompanied by two probation officers. He did not enter a plea, but he is expected to enter one on Tuesday.
The Luera family was present in the courtroom.