Memorial held for musician murdered in West Nashville

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On Monday, family, and friends of a musician killed in West Nashville, gathered to mourn his death and celebrate his life. 

Metro police say five juveniles have been charged in the death of Kyle Yorlets.

The memorial honoring him was held in the Chapel of Belmont University. News 2 was told that at least 400 people were in attendance. 

Yorlets was the lead singer of the band, Carverton. His band members, girlfriend, friends, and shared memories at the memorial. 

“‘My brother, I remember the day you came into this world. God knew from the very beginning just how much you were needed here.” said Melissa Negley, Yorlet’s sister. 

She added, “Kyle’s love for life is a strong as God’s love.” 

Yorlet’s girlfriend, Faith Gipson, also reminisced of her and Yorlet’s relationship. 

“He was the guy that when I would make a joke, instantly respond, ‘This is why I love you.’ ” 

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The fathers of two Carverton band members also shared words of comfort and prayed with those in attendance.  

The suspects in Yorlet’s death range in age from 12 to 16. 

Two of the suspects are so young, police can’t share their names. A petition with more than 2,000 signatures demands all the suspects be charged as adults. 

Prosecutors said last week they plan to pursue adult charges. 

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