No charges, no outrage, move on:
BAY MINETTE, Alabama --
After an exhaustive, 11-day investigation, authorities in Baldwin County will NOT charge the men in the shooting death of Summer Moody.
At a press conference in Bay Minette this afternoon, District Attorney Hallie Dixon and Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack told reportes the shooting was an accident.
Investigators identified William Hearn and Larry Dean Duncan as the shooters- they say the men confronted Scott Byrd and Dylan Tyree near the burglarized cabin.
During questioning, the men told deputies one of the 17-year olds had a pistol. The handgun hasn't been recovered but deputies say the boys were carrying a knife and a rifle.
After seeing the weapon- investigators say Hearn and Dean- both carrying rifles themselves- fired two warning shots away from the teens and into the woods.
One of the rounds hit Summer Moody- who was hiding in the bushes with Daniel Parnell.
The teens' legal troubles are far from over. The boys face additional burglary charges in the cabin break-ins. Investigators say the teens burglarized two other cabins.
The could also be implicated in Moody's death under Alabama's felony murder rule, which holds the perpetrator responsible if a person dies in the commission of a felony.