Jury recommends sentences for men convicted in Trinity Gay’s death

All four suspects in shooting death murder of Trinity Gay. Left-to-right: Lamonte Williams, Chazarae Taylor, D'Markeo Taylor, Dvonta MIddlebrooks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The jury in the Trinity Gay murder trial in Lexington recommended sentences for the four men convicted for their role in the 15-year old’s shooting death.

“He’s my baby boy. And I know it’s selfish of me to ask for lenience, but I am,” Joronza Latoya Williams, Lamonte William’s mother, said to the jury.

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The jury recommended 20-years for Chazerae Taylor, 15-months for his son, D’Markeo Taylor, one-year for Lamonte Williams and 15-years for D’Vonta Middlebrooks.

Even though Middlebrooks was acquitted on five of six counts of wanton endangerment, the jury recommended a longer sentence because he’s a persistent felony offender, according to court officials.

Police say Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, was an innocent bystander who got caught in the crossfire of a shootout between people in two cars in a restaurant parking lot on South Broadway in October 2016.

“You think that one year, or five years is hard, but guess what, I don’t get to see my daughter for the rest of my life,” said Trinity Gay’s mother Shoshana Boyd.

The four defendants were convicted Monday night after a nearly week-long trial.

Formal sentencing is scheduled November 29, 2018.