Juvenile suspects in musician’s killing kicked out of court

Posted at 8:24 AM, Feb 21, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Three of the five juveniles charged in the deadly shooting of a Nashville musician made an appearance in court, but were kicked out of the courtroom.

The three juveniles were talking during Thursday's hearing. The judge said they were acting like children at a playground and kicked them out.

Kyle Yorlets was shot and killed on February 7 outside his home on Torbett Street. Yorlets was a Belmont University graduate and a member of the local band, Carverton.

Five juveniles – ranging from 12 to 16-years-old – were arrested in the case. Metro Nashville police identified three of the suspects as Roniyah McKnight, Diamond Lewis and Decorrius Wright.

Police said the teens robbed Yorlets in front of his home, taking his wallet. He was reportedly shot when he refused to give up the keys to his car.

Officers tracked down the five suspects to a Walmart on Charlotte Pike and arrested them later that day.

All five remain in custody at this time.

No decision was made about whether the juveniles will be transferred to adult court. That could potentially come next month.

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