Jury recommends life sentence for Kevon Lawless, convicted of double murder
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - In court on Thursday, a jury recommended life without parole for Kevon Lawless, convicted of the murders of 3-year-old Trinity Randolph and her father, Brandon Waddles.
Around 6 p.m., Judge McKay Chauvin announced the jury’s recommendation for sentencing Lawless’ two counts of murder and one count of burglary.
“We respect the jury’s verdict, we are satisfied with it,” Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Ryane Conroy said following the recommendation. “The family is incredibly grateful for all the hard work of not only, obviously the people myself, but also the juried work to come to a decision to get justice for the deaths of their children.”
Lawless was found guilty on Wednesday night after two deliberations by the jury, a second brought into effect after a juror was dismissed.
“Life without the possibility of parole means that (Lawless) will never have the opportunity to do what he did on parole in this situation, which is obviously take the life of two people,” Conroy said. “And so the Commonwealth is pleased.”
The two charges stem from a shooting on Aug. 2020, where Lawless was convicted of shooting and killing Waddles and Trinity at their home.
Waddles was confirmed dead at the scene, while Trinity was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital and later died from her injuries.
A sentencing hearing at Jefferson Circuit Court is scheduled for Nov. 4, according to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
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