OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Hunter Adams' family waits outside with signs.
They spend hours waiting in court.
They're waiting for justice, that they feel might never come.
"My brother never got justice and he never will," said Erica Balch, Adams' sister.
Adams' body was found outside of his mother's home in West Monroe back in August. His family said people set out to rob him, but Adams was found stabbed to death.
"I just wish I could have been there that night. And, there's nothing I can do to bring him back," Balch said.
Deputies said four juveniles were involved in his death.
Last year, one male pleaded guilty to manslaughter while three other teens pleaded guilty to robbery. Two of those are females who will now stay in a detention center down south until they're 21-years-old.
"My brother didn't even get to live until his 21st birthday," Balch said.
His family said the justice system failed them.
"They should have been tried as an adult. They did this crime-they should have been doing plenty of crime," Kay, Adams' mother, said.
This whole process has been painful for them - every time they're in court.
"It's hard to face them--knowing what they did to my baby brother," Balch said.
They keep waiting and hoping for something to change.
It's that pain, and patience that gives them a new purpose.
"To get the law change. So, it doesn't happen again to someone else," Kay said.
It's not justice for them, but it could be for another person just like Hunter.
Two other male teens were also arrested for Adam's death.
They will be sentenced next week.