Kyle Yorlets case: 2 teens to be tried separately; first trial set for October 25

Posted at 9:24 PM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-28 11:02:09-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two teenagers charged in the killing of Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets will be tried separately.

Diamond Lewis, 17, appeared in court Tuesday morning, where a trial date was set for October 25.

During the hearing, the judge also decided to sever Lewis' case from Deccorius Wright, 18, who did not appear in court this morning.

Both Lewis and Wright face several charges relating to the shooting death of Kyle Yorlets. On February 7, 2019, Yorlets was fatally shot during a robbery in the alley outside his home. He was 24 years old.

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Kyle Yorlets

Five teens in total were linked to his murder. At the time of his death, the suspects ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old.

Lewis, who is accused of robbing Yorlets, and Wright, who is accused of pulling the trigger of the gun that killed him, are both being tried as adults. The three other young suspects remain in the juvenile system.