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Four men who were found guilty in October in the shooting death of Olympian Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity, were sentenced by a judge on Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky.

Trinity was shot and killed in 2016 outside of a Lexington restaurant. She was caught in the crossfire when gunfire broke out and struck in the neck. She was 15.

All four men who were found guilty in October received the sentences the jury recommended at the time, according to Lexington’s NBC affiliate. Chaz Taylor was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the wanton murder and two more for wanton endangerment. D’Vonta Middlebrooks was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

D’Markeo Taylor, Chaz’s son, was sentenced to 15 months (time served) and five years probation. Lamonte Williams received five years probation and one year (time served).

Chaz apologized to the Gay family, and D’Markeo read a statement apologizing.

“I’m truly sorry,” D’Markeo read, via LEX18. “Trinity and I loved each other. Talked every day. She didn’t deserve this. Wish I could go back to do that night over.”

Tyson Gay was a member of the 2008 and 2012 United States Olympic track and field teams, and was a triple-gold medalist at the 2007 IAAF World Championships.

“I just hope something positive comes out of this situation,” Gay said in October. “I really believe our prosecutors did a great job. … I’m just glad it’s over. I’m proud that my daughter got some justice.”

Source: Ryan Young

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