BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - FOX10 News has learned that Scott Byrd and Daniel Parnell have been granted youthful offender status.
Byrd and Parnell were two of the three suspects charged with felony murder in the death of Summer Moody. Moody died after being shot in the head on Gravine Island in April 2012.
In statement from Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said:
"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."
FOX10 reached out to Byrd's attorney, Pascal Bruijn, about the ruling.
"The case is over, that's all I can say," he said.
Investigators said Byrd, Parnell, and Dylan Tyree were breaking into camps on the island when the shooting occurred. Investigators said the teens were confronted by three men, two of which fired warning shots at the group.
Moody was hiding in some nearby bushes and was hit by one of the shots in the head. She died days later at a local hospital.
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