Four 15 years olds and a 13 year old are charged with the beating death of 37-year-old Regynald Brown.
Friends found Brown's body last December in a trash can on a southeast Raleigh greenway.
Earlier this year, a Wake County judge ruled four of the teens can stand trial as adults.
The 13 year old agreed to testify for the state as part of an agreement that would keep him in the juvenile court system.
Brown was the father of three.
Friends say he had fallen on hard times and was living along the greenway.