LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A jury returned verdicts against four men accused in the death of Trinity Gay on Monday night.
The 15-year-old daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay was shot and killed after police say two groups started exchanging gunfire in the parking lot of the Cookout restaurant on South Broadway in Lexington in 2016.
Chazerae Taylor was charged with wanton murder, accused of firing the shot that took Gay’s life.
The other three men, Lamonte Williams, D’Markeo Taylor and D’Vonta Middlebrooks, were all charged with wanton endangerment.
On Monday, a jury found Chazera Taylor guilty of murder and five counts of wanton endangerment. Williams was found guilty of five counts of wanton endangerment. D’Markeo Taylor and Middlebrooks were both was found guilty of one count of wanton endangerment.
Olympian Tyson Gay spoke to the media Monday, after the verdicts were reached in the murder trial of his daughter Trinity Gay.
Gay says he appreciates all the support his family received from the Lexington community during this case.
He says it has been very tough for his entire family and says he’s thankful for everyone that kept his family in their prayers.
As for the verdicts delivered on Monday, Gay says he feels justice was served.
” This is my first time experiencing something like this,” said Gay. ” It was pretty stressful, but I’m just glad it’s over.” I’m just proud that my daughter got some justice.”
Gay says he’s hoping what happened to his daughter becomes a life lesson as he continues his mission in Lexington building the Trinity Gay Foundation in her honor.