2 indicted in New Year's Day murder of Memphis teen

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Two men have been indicted the New Year’s Day murder of a Memphis teen.

Jaylen Clayton, 18, and Devante Robinson, 23, were indicted for first degree murder, four counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The charges stem from a shooting that took the life of Kiara Tatum.

(Jaylen Clayton and Devante Robinson)

The 18-year-old was with a group of friends in the 3000 block of Danville when gunshots rang out on New Year’s Day 2017. She was hit in the head and died before emergency responders got to the scene.


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Investigators said two men, now identified as Clayton and Robinson, drove by the house and stopped about 100 feet away from where the group was standing. The men began shooting and then drove off.

Kiara Tatum was student at LeMoyne-Owen College and graduated from Sheffield High School.

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