Trial set after 16-year-old boy killed in Colonial Heights on Christmas Eve

Trial set after 16-year-old boy killed in Colonial Heights on Christmas Eve
Jeffrey Kyle Stevens

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - A two-day trial has been set for the suspect accused of killing a teenager on Christmas Eve.

Investigators say the victim, identified as Ian Butler, 16, of Colonial Heights, was brought to the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound and died shortly after he arrived.

Police said Butler was with friends in the 500 block of Riverview Road when someone who knew the 16-year-old approached him with a gun and fired.

Jeffrey Kyle Stephenson, 23, of Prince George, was arrested in the shooting death of Butler.

Stephenson has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The trial has been set for Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 in Colonial Heights Circuit Court.

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