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Deadly hit-and-run suspect faces judge, brother of admired coach killed speaks out

Coach Kendall May was killed in a hit-and-run on March 31. The suspect, Jaimuse Workman's bail was set at $250,000.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The suspected driver in the crash that killed a beloved high school coach faced a judge in Hartford Friday morning.

The brother of Coach Kendall May, the basketball coach of A.I. Prince Tech in Hartford spoke out after the arrest of his brother's alleged killer.

Tyrone May said it's been a difficult time for his family, not only did he have to say goodbye to his brother, he's also burying his mother Saturday.

 "I just buried him and tomorrow I got to bury my mom, we’re just getting through it," said Tyrone May. 

Fighting through tears, Tyrone said he’s trying to get through one day at a time after a hit-and-run claimed the life of his brother, Coach Kendall May.

"It’s tough, just having a man laying in the street like that, it’s tough," said Tyrone. 

The suspect, Jaimuse Workman of Hartford faced a judge. He was on probation at the time of the crash and has a lengthy criminal history. His bond was set at $250,000. 

"These are very serious allegations, you’re looking at upwards of 20 years incarceration," said the judge. 

Tyrone is May's younger brother, one of six brothers. He was emotional leaving the courthouse after the hearing. 

"It’s not going to bring my brother back so I’m just going through the routine right now," said Tyrone. 

He said it's been a difficult time for his family. His mother's funeral is set for Saturday. She was put on hospice back in March, just days after her son was killed. 

"He was the leader of our family. With my mom being gone and him being gone, it’s tough," said Tyrone. 

Police said the investigation was extensive to figure out the driver of the deadly crash. According to the arrest warrant, Workman's car was later torched. 

Not only is the May family continuing to grieve, but a high school basketball team is also missing the person they looked up to as a father. 

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"Just a great person, all I can say, a great person. You had to really know him to understand him," said Tyrone. "My brother was like a father figure. He was really strict with them, but was the greatest person and always made sure he had something for them."

If Workman posts bond he will be on 24/7 house arrest. His next court date is set for July 14. 

Lindsey Kane is a reporter at FOX61 News. She can be reached at Lkane@fox61.com. Follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram


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