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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — FOX 56 has learned that a plea deal has been offered to one of the men charged in the 2020 shooting of Malakai Roberts.

According to an official court document entered into Michael Lemond‘s file Wednesday, the deal was offered during a pre-trial conference last week.

Lexington police said Lemond and co-defendant Teyo Waite fired shots into a home on Catera Trace days before Christmas in 2020. One of the bullets hit then 5-year-old Malakai Roberts in the head.


The shooting left him permanently blind. Kai’s mother, Cacy, and Kai’s brother were all laying in the bed when the bullets came flying. Cacy was also shot.

The offer reads, upon a plea of guilty the Commonwealth will recommend:

  • Count 1, Assault 1st: 12 years
  • Count 2, Assault 2nd: 10 years
  • Counts 3-4, Wanton Endangerment 3 years on each

The plea offer does not specify whether those would run consecutively for a total of 28 years or concurrently for a total of 12.

The plea agreement would also include forfeiture of all items seized from Lemond and restitution is to be determined.

FOX 56 searched Teyo Waite’s court documents and did not find a plea offer. Both men are expected back in court for a status hearing next month.