The pregnant widow of the former Gov. Cuomo aide who was killed in a Brooklyn gang shootout wept as prosecutors described his violent death in the opening of his alleged killers’ trial Monday.
Trenelle Gabay wiped tears from her eyes as lawyers recounted how Micah Alleyne, Kenny Bazile, Stanley Elianor and Keith Luncheon callously opened fire in a Clinton Hill street as residents enjoyed the 2015 Labor Day J’Ouvert celebration — hitting her husband Carey Gabay.
“They unleashed a barrage of gunfire that sent all the men, women and children that moments before had been reveling, and sent them running for their lives,” Assistant District Attorney Olatokunbo Olaniyan said in her half-hour opening statement.
“One of those innocent people, Carey Gabay, ducking for cover before he was struck in crossfire.”
Trenelle is seven months pregnant with Carey’s son, via sperm that doctors harvested from him before he passed away.
Gabay, a 43-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer who’d worked for Cuomo’s Empire State Development Corporation, died a week after he was struck with a stray bullet in the crossfire on Sept. 7.
“It hit Carey Gabay, it pierced his skin, pierced his skull. It traveled through his skull before it finally lodged in his brain,” Olaniyan said.
She argued that each man is equally guilty for the death.
“Who fired first? It’s irrelevant. Who pulled out first? It is immaterial. The men together created the zone of danger and as a result each and every one of them is guilty of this crime,” Olaniyan said.
A fifth man, 22-year-old Tyshawn Crawford, was also charged with Carey’s death, but agreed to a plea deal and will testify during the trial.
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