Teen Killers Who Allegedly Shot Nashville Musician Will Be Charged As Adults
A group of teens including a 12-year-old who allegedly robbed and shot to death a rising country music star in Nashville, will be facing murder charges.
The suspects has been identified as Diamond Lewis, 15; Roniyah McKnight, 14; Decorrius Wright, 16; as well as the 12-year-old and a 13-year-old boy whose names were withheld because of their ages. They were accused of killing 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets behind his home after he refused to give them his car keys.
Police said it was a senseless crime as the victim had been a random target. Now, prosecutors are planning to charge them all as adults, the Nashville Tennessean reports.
“He’s an absolute, absolute innocent victim,” police spokesman Don Arron said. He added, “none of the five individuals [arrested] are a stranger to the system or this police department.”
Although the suspects have been captured, the singer’s family and close friends are still heartbroken over the loss of their loved on.
Yorlets’ fellow musicians in the band “Calverton” said in a statement,
“We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon, his legacy is here to stay,” they said.
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