Tay-K, Texas Rapper, Sentenced To 55 Years – Texas rapper Tay-K, 21, has been sentenced to 55 years in prison and a $21,000 fine Tuesday on murder charge of Ethan Walker.
Tay-K, Texas Rapper, Sentenced To 55 Years:
Tay-K, whose real name is Taymore McIntyre, a 21-Year-Old rapper appeared in court on Tuesday.
The Tarrant County jury sentenced Taymor McIntyre, to 30 years in prison on one count of aggravated robbery and 13 years for each of the remaining two counts of aggravated robbery and a $21,000 fine. Tay-K will have to serve at least half of the 55-year sentence to become eligible for parole.
“I have tried to live a good life and I know hate is a very negative emotion but right now there are three people I hate,” during his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Walker’s father Richard Walker said to the court. “One is the planner, one is the person who pulled the trigger and one is the person who profited off of this and saw this as a career move.”
“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,” he added.
“It wasn’t part of the plan. The robbery was. Not killing,” Tay-K’s defense attorney Jeff Kearney told the jury. McIntyre’s lawyers had argued he didn’t fire the lethal shot, and the rapper testified that his job in the robbery had been to find drugs to steal, but he was found guilty of murder as well as three counts of aggravated robbery.
As per witness testimony, Tay-K was part of a plan to steal drugs and money from the victim, Ethan Walker’s home in Mansfield, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Ethan Walker, didn’t carry the drugs or money the robbers were after and Walker’s girlfriend testified that he was shot while his hands were in the air.
Tay-K’s attorneys argued that he didn’t fire the gun and so shouldn’t have been found guilty. But prosecutors told Tay-K knew that the plan was to rob Walker.
Tay-K’s “The Race”:
Taymore McIntyre, 16, and six other people were taken into custody in July 2016 on capital murder charges relating to a home invasion robbery in Mansfield, Texas. McIntyre was kept under house arrest until certification hearings were arranged. Just before certification hearings after cutting off their ankle monitors McIntyre and another suspect fled to San Antonio, Texas. McIntyre made his way to Elizabeth, New Jersey where he recorded the song “The Race”, which is about his run from the police and his legal troubles. On June 30, 2017, McIntyre was again arrested by the U.S Marshal Service in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
The Race, platinum certified in January 2018, a track that boasted of his fugitive status: “Ain’t beat that case, bitch I did the race.”
McIntyre rose to fame with his 2017 single “The Race,”, has been viewed almost 175M times on YouTube, which appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100. In the song.