Nicholas had pleaded not guilty to an aggravated murder charge in juvenile court and is set to be arraigned in adult court at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19. He will appear in front of Champaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Nick Selvaggio.
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Champaign County Family Court Judge Lori Reisinger moved his case to adult court.
A forensic psychologist found Nicholas suffers from a disassociative disorder. Forensic Psychologist Daniel Hrinko revealed his diagnosis while he testified during a Champaign County Juvenile Court hearing. The hearing was to determine whether the court should keep Nicholas in the juvenile court system or if should be moved.
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According to defense attorney Darrell Heckman, it is believed Nicholas alleged split personality is a character from an internet horror series named Jeff the Killer. The character is known for fictitious brutal killings on the shows.
Kevin Talebi declined to comment for this article.