Trinity Gay murder trial set, Judge denies motion to dismiss wanton murder charge

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Nine months after the death of  15-year-old Trinity gay – a trial date has been set for those accused in connection to her murder.

The high school track star and daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay was caught in the crossfire during a shoutout  between 4 men at the Cookout restaurant in Lexington.

38-year old Chazarae Taylor, his 19-year old son, D’Markeo Taylor, 20-year old Lamonte Williams and Dvonta Middlebrooks, are charged with wanton endangerment.

Chazarae Taylor is also charged with wanton murder because investigators say he fired the first shot in the air.  The commonwealth’s attorney believes Taylor’s actions encouraged the shoot out.

Friday Taylor’s attorney asked for that wanton murder charge to be dismissed, which a judge declined –saying that it was too early to make such a decision.

Attorneys involved in the case tell ABC 36 the weapon that fired the shot that killed Trinity Gay has yet to been found.

During Friday’s status hearing –a judge agreed to honor to dismiss anything the suspects said to investigators before they were read their Miranda Rights.

Trial for all four men is set for April 23rd, 2018.

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