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17-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Reckless Homicide

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A 17-year-old pleaded guilty on Monday in juvenile court to the reckless homicide of a 15-year-old McGavock High School student.

Kaemon Robinson had been charged in the shooting death of Kevin Barbee near a Donelson apartment complex in January.

Barbees mother, Alicia Madhi, said the family has been devastated since the shooting and that she cant sleep at night. She told Robinson that she hopes he will better himself while in custody.

Standing alongside Robinsons grandmother, Madhi said she forgives her sons killer with the hopes of sending a message of peace to the community.

It's time for us to rebuild our city, and we need to come together to save our kids, she said. It's so many African American boys being killed everyday. I don't want this happen again. ... I have forgiven Kaemon for this.

Our reporter Eric Alvarez will be reporting more on this story.

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