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.
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.