Rapper, Tay-K guilty of murder, robbery! faces up to 99-years in prison

Date 2019-07-21

Category Entertainment

US rapper Tay-K has been found guilty of murder and aggravated robbery. The 19-year-old, real name Taymor McIntyre, was accused of participating in a home invasion and robbery in Mansfield, Texas, in July 2016, when he was 16.

21-year-old Ethan Walker was killed during the robbery. His mother Roberta Walker testified that she and her husband adopted Ethan when he was seven-years-old.

She recalled to the court how a police captain and chaplain knocked on her door early one morning. “I knew it wasn’t good,” she said.

In March 2017 Tay-K became the focus of a nationwide manhunt after he cut off his ankle monitor when a judge placed him in home confinement following the botched robbery.

The rapper is best known for hit song The Race – a track about being on the run from the law – which was said to have been recorded and had a video shot while he was on the run in real life.

The video, which shows him waving a gun in front of his own wanted poster, has now been viewed 173 million times on YouTube.

He released the single on June 30 the night he was apprehended in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

In August a picture was posted on the rapper’s Instagram – which is followed by 1.4million users – appearing to show him laying on the floor of a jail cell alongside the caption: “Live from the Gates of Hell.”

According to NBC, Tay-K was found not guilty of capital murder “which would have carried a mandatory 40-year sentence.”

Tay-K will be sentenced a later date and faces between 5 and 99 years in prison.


(Ladun Liadi)

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