Published: Jul 10, 2013 2:54 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 10, 2013 5:42 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The attorney for the Cape Coral teenager accused of killing his father in December 2012, has asked a judge for more time to work on a notice of insanity.

Cape Coral Police said Baron Verzi, 18 confessed to stabbing his father, Thomas Verzi Sr. to death after an argument.

Cape Coral Police went to the home Verzi shared with his fatheron December 17th.  Another son, Thomas Jr. told police Baron wasn't acting normal on the phone and told him that "Dad was dead."

When authorities arrived they found the father in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds. Verzi had blood on his clothing, and police reports say he also stabbed himself.  

Verzi's lawyer has until August 31st to file a notice of his intent to use insanity as a defense.

"Baron's a very young man that's been charged with a very serious and sad offense, so I'm going to do my talking in court and do our best to defend him and win this case," attorney Michael  Rosen said.

The judge tentatively set trial for December 10th.