BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WPMI) Two of the teens charged in the Gravine Island break-ins and subsequent death of Summer Moody, have been granted youthful offender status.
An attorney for Scott Byrd confirmed the information to Local 15. The D.A. confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Daniel Parnell was also granted youthful offender status.
Investigators say Byrd, Parnell and Dillon Tyree were armed and breaking into fish camps when Moody was shot in the head. The shot was apparently a warning shot fired by a camper on the island.
District Attorney Hallie Dixon said a grand jury found enough evidence to charge the teens with felony murder.
Parnell's bond was lowered January 17, from $200,000 to $10,000.
At last check, Byrd, Parnell and Tyree had bonded out of jail.
Statement from Hallie Dixon:
"Because Youthful Offender status was granted for Scott Byrd and Daniel Parnell, we are prohibited from disclosing details of the resolution of those cases. However, we can say that our office worked closely with Summer Moody's family and law enforcement to arrive at what we could agree was the just and right thing. We are all satisfied with the results in both cases.
We hope something good can come of this tragedy. Burglaries – especially those committed by young people – are rampant in Baldwin County, and we hope that our young people will recognize the dangers inherent in such crimes, not only to the victims of burglaries but to the perpetrators, as well."