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Chief Medical Examiner: Gunshot Caused Death In Trinity Gay Case

Posted at 11:34 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 17:55:15-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Prosecutors want to prove four men are responsible for the shooting that ultimately killed 15-year-old Trinity Gay.

Thursday, the jurors saw autopsy photos that showed her bullet wounds.

Gay’s parents and some of her other family members left the courtroom before the photos were shown. These photos were difficult to look at for anyone, but they’re important because they show why she died.

Prosecutors need to show the jury the gunshot ultimately killed her because Chazerae Taylor, one of the defendants in this case, is charged with murder.

Police say he fired his gun first that night, which led to a shootout between two groups of people.

Gay unknowingly got caught in the middle of that and was hit.

Police say the three others who opened fire that night are D’Markeo Taylor, D’Vonta Middlebrooks, and Lamonte Williams.

The chief medical examiner made it clear Thursday that a gunshot led to Gay’s death.

“There were two gunshot wounds,” said William Ralston, the chief medical examiner for Kentucky. “One of which was an entrance wound. one was an exit wound where the bullet exits the body.

The autopsy also showed there was nothing else that could have caused her death.

It’s still unclear who fired the deadly shot.

Lawyers say they did a motion for a directed verdict while the courtroom was closed to the public. A judge will rule on it Monday.