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UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Reckless Homicide

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Stunning developments in the shooting death of a McGavock High School student. The mother of that student is surprisingly supporting her son's killer, even announcing her forgiveness publicly. Kevin Barbee's killer pleaded guilty Monday in Juvenile Court, securing his release in just 2 years. 17 year old Kaemon Robinson is now in DCS custody. He'll either go to a secure juvenile facility, a group home or could receive residential treatment. Barbee's family says they forgive Robinson and hope he finds a way to come out a better man. A heartfelt embrace between the grieving mother of 15 year old Kevin Barbee and the grandmother of Kaemon Robinson, the 17 year old who pleaded guilty to Reckless Homicide Monday at the Juvenile Justice Center.

The 2 families became linked forever by a single gunshot that rang out in the Burning Tree Apartments in Hermitage on January 28. Witnesses told police Robinson was holding a handgun when it accidentally went off. The bullet hit and killed Barbee. Both Robinson and Barbee were students at McGavock High School where President Obama spoke just 2 days after the shooting.

Last week Barbee's family said they wanted Robinson tried as an adult and spoke out against a potential plea deal.

Monday, following Robinson's Guilty plea, Barbee's mother had a change of heart. She now wants Robinson to get counseling, get a GED and to use this time to grow. Police are still investigating how Robinson got the gun. If Robinson had been tried as an adult and convicted, he would have faced up to 51 years in prison. Instead, with good behavior, he will be a free man in less than 2 years.

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