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Four Sentenced For Their Roles In Trinity Gay Shooting

Posted at 1:17 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 17:25:59-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  – Jail sentences were handed for those involved in the death of Lafayette High School student Trinity Gay.

The daughter of Olympian and Lexington native Tyson Gay was shot and killed in the parking lot of Cookout on South Broadway in 2016.

The four men charged in her death were sentenced in court Wednesday. Several apologized for the events of that night.

  • Chaz Taylor has been sentenced to 20 years for the wanton murder plus two years for wanton endangerment. He apologized to the Gay family.
  • D’Vonta Middlebrooks has been sentenced to 15 years. The judge mentioned his prior record during sentencing.
  • D’Markeo Taylor, son of Chaz, was sentenced to 15 months (time served) and five years probation. He read a statement. “I’m truly sorry. Trinity and I loved each other. Talked every day. She didn’t deserve this. Wish I could go back to do that night over. “
  • Lamonte Williams received five years probation (several conditions including financial restitution) + one year (time served) in Trinity Gay shooting death.

Sentencing was originally set for last month, but the judge decided that he wanted more time to go through case documents.