Since his arrest in 2009, Jordan has been in custody awaiting trial. A local judge ruled last year that Jordan should stand trial as an adult for the double homicide of Kenzie and her unborn son. This would imply that Jordan would be tried as an adult and possibly be locked up never to be released again.
Amnesty International advocated that he instead be charged in the juvenile court since he was only 11 years old when he committed the crime. According to the Pennsylvania law on crimes, any homicide case is filed under the criminal court. In order to move the case to the juvenile court, the defendant has to show remorse for his acts and a readiness to reform but Jordan insisted that he did not commit the crime.