NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Two teenagers accused of killing a Tennessee musician during an attempted robbery are charged as adults, lawyers in the case confirmed on Thursday.
Decorrius Wright (17) and Diamond Lewis (16) have their offenses, one of which also include criminal homicide, forward it to an adult court in Davidson County, reported news agencies.
The two teenagers and three young girls, who were 12, 14 and 15 years old at the time, were charged with murder of Kyle Yorlets (24) in February 2019. Wright was 16 at the time of the murder and Lewis was 16 when he was 15.
The judge of the juvenile court, Sheila Calloway, signed the broadcast on Wednesday. Court documents said the move took several factors into account, including previous records, the aggressive nature of the crime, and youth response to treatment efforts. Deputy District Attorney Lindsey Moreland said the crime was too outrageous to stay before a juvenile court.
Yorlets was a graduate of Belmont University and a singer in a Nashville band called Carverton. During an attempted robbery, he was fatally shot in an alley behind his house. Nashville police said the robbery was staged by the oldest girl and Wright pulled the trigger.
The three girls who were charged with the crime were not mentioned in the previous hearing.
Wright was one of four teenagers who fled Nashville juvenile detention center on November 30, 2019. He was arrested on December 3.
Lewis’ lawyer Michie Gibson confirmed to news agencies that the case has been brought up to an adult court.