Murder trial in death of Trinity Gay finishes second day

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As the second day of a high-profile Lexington murder trial ended Wednesday, a Kentucky State Police forensic scientist confirmed that DNA left on a bullet matches that of 15-year-old Trinity Gay.

Gay was killed after multiple gunshots were fired in the parking lot of Lexington’s Cook Out restaurant in October 2016, and Chazarae Taylor is now being charged with her murder.

Day two of Taylor’s trial focused a lot on evidence collected from that 2016 crime scene. 20 shell casings and five bullets were collected from the scene that night, including the one that killed Gay.

Police investigators have been trying their hardest to track down exactly who shot each of those shots, but with no concrete success.

Three other men, D'Markeo Taylor, Lamonte Williams and D'Vonta Middlebrooks, are charged with wanton endangerment for their involvement in the night’s shootout, but all deny firing shots in the direction of Gay.

Chazarae told police he only fired shots in the air that night to disperse the crowd.

A lot of questions still plague the police and jurors as Taylor’s trial is set to enter its third day at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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