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Daughter gets 20 years, mom gets life in prison for murder of Henrico man

LaToya Gay (Source: Henrico Police) LaToya Gay (Source: Henrico Police)
HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

The daughter of a woman convicted of murder has also been convicted for her role in a Henrico man's death.

Denise Gay and her daughter LaToya Gay were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder last year in the death of 19-year-old Martre Coles. However, charges of murder were deadlocked.

Following a retrial, Denise Gay was convicted of murdering Coles. She was sentenced to life in prison.

A jury also convicted LaToya Gay in Coles' murder in a second trial. She was sentenced to 20 years prison.

Prosecutors said Denise Gay and LaToya Gay suffocated Coles in his room on March 12, 2017, after drugging him. Denise Gay’s then 12-year-old daughter testified that she saw her mother and older sister suffocating Coles with a plaster mask.

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