5 children ages 12 and 16 charged with murder of musician in robbery-gone-wrong

5 children ages 12 and 16 charged with murder of musician in robbery-gone-wrong
Left to right: Roniyah McKnight, 14, Decorrius Wright, 16, Diamond Lewis, 15 (Image: Metro Nashville Police Department)

[Ed. – Starting young.]

Police in Nashville have arrested five children, among them a 12-year-old girl, in connection to the shooting death of a local musician during what was believed to be a robbery-gone-awry.

According to a press release from the Nashville Metro Police Department, on Friday morning detectives charged the underage suspects with criminal homicide for Thursday’s killing of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.

Three of suspects were identified by investigators as Roniyah McKnight, 14; Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16.

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The names of the two youngest suspects, including a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, were not released because of their age.

The district attorney will decide is the juveniles will be charged as adults.

According to the police, the five kids were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that runs behind Yorlets’ house in the 32000 block of Torbertt Street when they spotted him outside on Thursday afternoon.

The minors accosted the man, took his wallet and demanded the keys to his car, which he refused to hand over, prompting the suspects to open fire on him, police stated.

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