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Kyle Yorlets case: Teens charged in musician’s killing could take plea deal

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 11:17:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two teenagers accused in the killing of Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets could soon accept a plea deal in the case.

The Davidson County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that Diamond Lewis appeared in court on Monday, where she was expected to take a plea deal. However, she declined to accept it today after the recent death of her brother.

The DA’s office expects Lewis to be back in court on Tuesday morning, where she could take the plea deal.

Last month, a judge determined that Lewis and Deccorius Wright – who is also expected to enter a plea – would be tried separately. A trial date for Lewis was set for Oct. 25.

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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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.