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Kentucky Supreme Court upholds decision to not acquit man convicted in Trinity Gay's 2016 murder

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Posted at 10:29 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 22:29:10-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed the conviction of Chazerae Taylor Sr., for the 2016 murder 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.

In 2018, Taylor was sentenced to 20 years for the wanton murder plus two years for wanton endangerment. Three others were also sentenced for their roles in Trinity's murder.

The opinion was unanimous and written by Justice Laurance VanMeter.