2 Teens in Kyle Yorlets murder case to be tried as adults

Feb 14, 2020

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee attorneys say two teenagers accused of fatally shooting a musician during an attempted robbery will be charged as adults.

Attorneys confirmed Thursday that 17-year-old Decorrius Wright and 16-year-old Diamond Lewis will have their felony charges transferred to adult court.

The two teens and three young girls were charged with criminal homicide in the February 2019 death of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.

Court documents say several factors were considered in the move including prior records and the aggressive nature of the offense.

Yorlets was the lead singer of a Nashville band. He was fatally shot in an alley behind his home during a robbery attempt