So in summation, this is true rap realism. On Monday, jury selection began for rapper Tay-K who is accused of murdering a man when he was just 16-years-old. The man who shot Walker was sentenced last year to life in prison.
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Tay-K, whose legal name is Taymor McIntyre, found online fame after fleeing from justice and releasing new music while on the run from police. Every lyric to The Race is stained with my son’s blood. Every ‘free Tay-K’ T-shirt that was ever sold has my son’s blood on it,” Richard Walker said, referring to the rapper’s platinum hit, The Race, about his run from authorities.
After being found guilty of the murder of 21-year Ethan Walker Friday, Dallas rapper Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years in prison, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tay-K, whose real name is Taymor McIntyre, was tried as an adult in the case, though he was only 16 at the time of the offense. Tay-K has maintained his innocence of the murder throughout the trial, despite pleading guilty to the robbery charges he was also hit with at the same time.
Fans of convicted murderer and teen rapper Tay-K are being asked to send letters and books to him while he’s in the Bexar County Jail. On Tuesday, the jury deliberated for about three hours before sentencing McIntyre to 55 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
He was also convicted of three counts of aggravated robbery for which he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for one count, and 13 years for the remaining two counts. The sentences will run concurrently.
Prosecutors made their case arguing that he knew the plan to steal drugs and money from the house in Mansfield would end with someone being shot. A 15-year-old girl reportedly planned the home invasion robbery. Earlier this week, one of her friends testified that she reached out to the rapper on Instagram, believing he could get guns for the robbery.
Tay-K gained notoriety in 2017 when he cut off his ankle bracelet and fled house arrest. He released a song called The Race,” which now has more than 174 million views on YouTube. The video shows Tay-K posing next to a wanted poster of himself.
Now, in an unrelated case, Tay, born Taymore Travon McIntyre, was transferred to Bexar County, Texas for yet another murder case. Though just 16 years old at the time of the murder, McIntyre was later cleared to stand trial as an adult and had previously faced five to 99 years in prison on each conviction.
The 19-year-old, whose legal name is Taymor McIntyre, was charged in the 2016 death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker, who was shot and killed in his own Mansfield, Texas, home during a robbery. A Texas rapper has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for murder.
Tay-K was sixteen and on the run for murder when he made this song ‘The Race’. It’s a real Jesse James story.” The video for The Race” now has over 173 million views, which is a song of his mixtape, Santana World.
Taymor Travon McIntyre, 19, who goes by the name Tay-K, had been charged with capital murder in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker A Tarrant County jury found him guilty Friday of the lesser charge of murder, as well as one count of aggravated robbery for the shooting and robbery of another man.
McIntyre rose to fame with his 2017 single “The Race,” recorded while he was a fugitive, which appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100. In the song, McIntyre raps about running from the police. Prosecutors also showcased the cover of Tay-K’s 2017 EP, #LivingLikeLarry,” which features the rapper sitting on a kitchen countertop holding a gun.
The Tarrant County jury also sentenced McIntyre to 30 years in prison and a $5,000 fine on one count of aggravated robbery, and 13 years in prison and a $3,000 fine for the remaining two counts of aggravated robbery in relation to the home invasion. The sentences will run concurrently.
Jordan told CNN Tay-K took part in a robbery that left a 21-year-old man dead in 2016. Tay-K is one of seven defendants accused in connection with the incident, CNN affiliate KTVT reported The other six were either found guilty or they reached a plea deal, according to KTVT.
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The man who shot Walker was sentenced last year to life in prison. Prosecutors have said McIntyre was charged with murder because he recruited the triggerman and organized the robbery. The girl testified she reached out to Taymor McIntyre, aka Tay-K, on Instagram believing he would be able to secure guns for the plan.
Tay-K is currently in jail serving a 55 year prison sentence after being found guilty of murder in connection to the 2016 killing of Ethan Walker. McIntyre also pleaded guilty last week to two additional counts of aggravated robbery related to other victims of the home invasion.
Also while on the lam, Tay-K allegedly robbed and fatally shot 23-year-old Mark Saldivar at a Chick-fil-A in San Antonio on April 23, 2017, Forth Worth Star-Telegram reported. Tay-K is facing a second capital murder charge for the 2017 shooting in Bexar County, Texas, Complex reported.
Rapper Tay-K is facing more prison time after being sentenced to 55 years The Dallas-based rapper, whose legal name is Taymor McIntyre, could be tried as an adult in the murder of Mark Saldivar, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The man who shot Walker was sentenced last year to life in prison. Prosecutors have said McIntyre was charged with murder because he recruited the triggerman and organized the robbery. He was 16 when the killing occurred but was tried as an adult.
While in jail, Tay-K had a cellphone stashed in his sock, so he got transferred to the maximum-security Tarrant County Lon Evans Correction Center in Fort Worth, spent 23 hours a day in solitary confinement and faced a charge for possession of a prohibited item while in jail.
Tay-K’s lawyers urged for a more relaxed sentence, comparing the case to Megan Holt , who was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for capital murder and two charges of aggravated robbery. They shared that there was no principled reason” why the rapper should receive a longer prison sentence than Holt.
McIntyre was involved in Arlington robbery in May 2017 that left one person severely injured. He also faces a capital murder charge in San Antonio for the shooting of a photographer the same year. In fact prosecutors played the music video of The Race” and submitted the song’s lyrics as evidence against Tay-K during the trial.
A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. McIntyre, who was 16-years-old at the time, was freed on home confinement. But he cut off his ankle monitor and ran, allegedly committing another murder in San Antonio and a robbery in Arlington.
Tay-K, 19, is being accused of killing Saldivar in San Antonio in 2017. At the time of the incident, Tay-K was also on the run for his role in the murder of Ethan Walker, which took place one year earlier.
McIntyre became known for his 2017 single “The Race” which appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100. According to Rolling Stone Magazine , it was based off his escape from house arrest. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals the day after the video for the song was released.
Tay-K’s lawyers unsuccessfully argued that Tay-K didn’t know Ethan Walker would be killed by an accomplice, Latharian Merritt. Prosecutors said Tay-K knew what he was getting into and witnesses testified he had asked Merritt to be involved in the crime.
Tay-K’s attorneys argued he wasn’t the person who fired the gun, so he shouldn’t have been found guilty, according to KTVT Prosecutors, however, said Tay-K knew the plan to rob Walker’s home. Aside from his sentence for the Mansfield murder, Tay-K has on-going cases against him for the killing of a 23-year-old man in San Antonio, and an unrelated robbery in Arlington.