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Woman Says 15 Year Old Murder Suspect Didn't Have to Kill Her Brother

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gwendolyn Lee was hoping to find some answers why her brother Darrell Wright was killed last August but those hopes evaporated when the teenage suspect didn't show up in juvenile court.   

"I just wanted to see him," said Lee. "The why it's in the back of my mind.  What was he thinking."

Veretez McGill, 15, waived his right to appear in a court on charges of criminal homicide in the shooting.

Police say he and another young man walked inside the Church and Son Market last August with robbery in mind.

Lee says her brother was friends with owners Augustus and Lavetta Church and was visiting them at the time.

In Juvenile court Lavetta Church says one of those robbers had a butchers knife and the other had a gun.

Church says the robber pointed it at Wright and told him not to move, then fired.

"He wouldn't have been a hero.  he would've done exactly what you tell him to do because that's just not Darrell," said Lee.

Police spent months investigating and recently linked fingerprints on a newspaper to McGill.

"What went wrong in his life what happened to him made him take this path I can't explain," said Police spokesperson Don Aaron.

Authorities would not say what crime led them to have the teen's fingerprints on file in the first place.

Friday a juvenile court referee decided there is enough evidence to keep McGill in custody.

Assistant District Attorney Stacy Miller plans to ask the case be transferred to adult court.

"We will transfer juveniles when they have committed serious offenses and he is charged with homicide so he qualifies for transfer and it seems appropriate at this time," said Miller.

Police are still looking to identify a second suspect in the case.

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