Louisville man sentenced for murder of girlfriend Trayona McDowell

Louisville man sentenced for murder of girlfriend Trayona McDowell
Trayona McDowell was shot and killed in Okolona in November 2016. Her daughter was 9 months old at the time.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A man who was just 16 years old when he was arrested for the murder of his then-girlfriend has finally been sentenced by a judge.

Troy Hurt (Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)
Troy Hurt (Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)

In February 2019, Troy Hurt pleaded guilty to killing 18-year-old Trayona McDowell in Okolona back in 2016.

Hurt tried to set aside his guilty plea in April and go to trial, but a month later, a judge denied that request.

Wednesday, a judge sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

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Police said Hurt believed McDowell was pregnant with his child at the time of the shooting. A coroner’s report later proved that was not true.

McDowell did have a 9-month-old baby daughter when she was killed.

Another teen, Jacquan Hardin, was also charged with McDowell’s murder. He is still going through the court system.

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