Trinity Gay’s mother reacts to sentencing

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After a nearly week-long trial, Trinity Gay’s mother Shoshana Boyd feels the recommended sentences given for the four men convicted in her daughter’s shooting death were not enough.

A jury recommended 20-years for Chazerae Taylor who was convicted of wanton murder, 15-months for his son D’Markeo Taylor, one year for Lamonte Williams, and 15-years for D’Vonta Middlebrooks who were all convicted of wanton endangerment.

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But according to Trinity Gay’s mother Shoshana Boyd, she feels the recommended sentences are not enough.

” You think that one year, or five years is hard,” said Boyd. ” But guess what, I don’t get to see my daughter for the rest of my life.” So very disrespectful.”

Boyd also says in a situation like this, nobody wins.



” That’s my only child,” said Boyd.” I go home to an empty house every single day.” And they get to go home to see their kids or they get to go to the jail.”

According to court officials, Middlebrooks was acquitted on five counts of wanton endangerment.

Officials also say Middlebrooks received five years on one count of wanton endangerment, and 15-years total for being a persistent felony offender.

The four defendants were convicted Monday night.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for November 29, 2018.