HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — In a Houston County courtroom a murder suspect is applying for youthful offender status.

Elijah Hazell is charged with capital murder robbery in the murder of Hardy Gray.

Where Hazell along with five others is accused of going to Gray’s house to rob him.

Gray was found three days later with multiple gunshot wounds, fully clothed, and lying facedown in his kitchen.

Hazell was scheduled on Wednesday for an arraignment hearing.

Hazell’s lawyers both say that because he was under the age of 21 at the time of the crime they have submitted an application for youthful offender which will be heard by Judge Larry Anderson on September 27th.