TRUSSVILLE — A Trussville teen charged with capital murder will seek Youthful Offender Status, according to court documents.
Steven Chase Lafoy, 18, is charged with capital murder in the death of Trent Thomas Parkerson. Lafoy was 17 at the time of the shooting, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Lafoy was originally given a bond and posted a $500,000 property bond to be released from the Jefferson County Jail. However, that bond was revoked after he was arrested in November, for possession of marijuana. He has remained in jail since.
Parkerson, 18, was pronounced dead on the scene. He was inside a locked vehicle.
Detectives said Lafoy and Parkerson, who were friends, got into a physical altercation over a theft that had occurred. They believe Parkerson was attempting to leave when he was shot with a rifle.
Both teens were students at Hewitt-Trussville High School. They were also teammates on the varsity football team.
Parkerson was a senior defensive end for the Hewitt-Trussville football team. He played in eight games and recorded eight total tackles. He was also a member of the varsity wrestling team.
On Thursday, June 24, Circuit Court Judge Shanta Craig Owens signed an order for a Youthful Offender Status application and hearing on Aug. 31, 2021.
Youthful Offender Status can mean a person under 21 could get a lesser sentence and a criminal charge could be hidden from record.
Lafoy is considered innocent until proven guilty.