Four sentenced for shooting that killed Tyson Gay’s daughter
Four men who were found guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, were sentenced Wednesday.
Authorities have said Gay was an innocent bystander who died in 2016 after being shot in the neck during a shootout in a Kentucky parking lot. A jury returned guilty verdicts Oct. 15.
On Wednesday, those four men received sentences, via NBC’s affiliate in Lexington:
- Chaz Taylor: Twenty years for wanton murder and two years for wanton endangerment.
- D’Vonta Middlebrooks: Fifteen years.
- D’Markeo Taylor: Fifteen months (time served) and five years probation.
- Lamonte Williams: One year (time served) and 15 months probation.
Middlebrooks, Taylor and Williams had all been found guilty of wanton endangerment.
“Me and Tyson have to go to the cemetery every single holiday, every birthday,” Trinity’s mom, Shoshana Boyd, told media after the sentencing.
Tyson Gay said after the October guilty verdicts that he was glad his daughter got some justice.
“This is my first time experiencing something like this, myself and the family,” he said then. “So it was pretty stressful, but I’m just glad it’s over. I’m just proud that my daughter got some justice. I hope that anyone else who loses a child to senseless violence, I hope they get justice also.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.