Tuesday, 07 August 2012 14:15

Two Memphis Men Indicted on First Degree Murder Charges After Fatal Robbery Attempt

MEMPHIS, TN – August 7, 2012 - Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced that Demetrius Miles and Joseph Lewis were indicted on one count each of first degree murder.
Memphis Police Department officers arrested Miles, age 20 and Lewis, age 19, after the fatal shooting of Marcus Caradine, age 18, just after midnight on August 5, 2011. The criminal investigation determined that Miles and Lewis approached Caradine and his girlfriend in the 611 Apartments in the 3800 block of Bald Eagle and attempted to rob the couple at gunpoint. As Caradine reached into his pocket, Lewis fired several shots, fatally wounding Caradine. After firing the shots, Lewis and Miles fled the scene. Both Lewis and Miles were located and arrested at their residences later that day.
Caradine died from his wounds on the scene.
Under Tennessee law, a conviction of first degree murder carries a penalty of death, life imprisonment without possibility of parole, or life imprisonment with possibility of parole.