BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Keon Gray has been sentenced to 75 years in prison in the shooting death of 7-year-old Taylor Hayes.
In August, a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and six other charges in Hayes’ death and other crimes.
Gray was accused of killing Hayes in a shootout while she was riding in the backseat of a vehicle with her godmother and godmother’s boyfriend.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray’s crime was reckless and irresponsible after he took the life of an innocent 7-year-old girl, and now justice has been served.
“For those who think they can take a life without any repercussions, let today serve as a reminder that we will be relentless in our efforts to effectively prosecute these cases and recommend the stiffest possible sentences, as we seek to ensure justice is served,” Mosby’s office said Friday afternoon.
Back in August, after Gray was found guilty, Hayes’ uncle said there is no relief.
“I’m happy justice got done in court today, I mean, it was a long process,” he said.
WJZ reached out to Gray’s defense attorney to find out if they will appeal this sentencing. We have yet to hear back.