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.
So here’s what happened. Diamond Lewis will go to trial October 25th. They have moved to separate Deccorious Wright from the trial. He may potentially receive a plea deal down the line but that isn’t official or final yet.— Chris Davis NC5 (@ChrisDavisMMJ) September 28, 2021
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.
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.