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Two teens accused in the killing of a Nashville musician could be released on bond

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 17:21:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two of the five teens accused in the shooting death of Nashville Musician Kyle Yorlets were given a bond, meaning they could soon be released from jail.

Three teens requested a bond in the case. Judge Sheila Calloway granted it to two of them - Decorrius Wright, who court documents say shot Yorlets, and a 14-year-old suspect who was not named.

Wright was given a $400,000 bond. If he makes bond, He will have to wear an electronic monitoring device and be under strict home detention until the case is resolved.

The order cites Wright's behavioral problems while in detention since his arrest for Judge Calloway's reasoning behind the decision.

The order states Wright "had no delinquency adjudications prior to [the shooting]. However, he has had an extensive list of behavioral issues during his time in detention. His write-ups in detention include a range of behaviors from fighting, to horse playing, to being disrespectful to staff and threatening gang activity."

It goes on to state Wright "posses a significant risk of danger to the community."

He was one of five teens - ranging from the ages of 12 to 16 years old - who police say were in a stolen in an alley near Yorlets’ home when they saw him outside. They allegedly robbed him and tried to steal his car. Police say when Yorlets refused to give them the keys that's when Wright shot him.

Yorlets wasa member of a local band. His death sent shock waves throughout the music community.