Texas rapper Tay-K convicted of murder for his role in a robbery that left 1 man dead
Texas rapper Tay-K, who recorded the 2017 viral hit “The Race” while on the run, was found guilty of murder on Friday.
The 19-year-old, whose legal name is Taymor McIntyre, was also convicted of three counts of aggravated robbery, said Sam Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
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.
Witnesses testified Tay-K was part of a plan to steal guns, drugs and money from the victim’s home in Mansfield, which is in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, KTVT reported.
During the trial, the medical examiner identified the victim as Ethan Walker, according to KTVT. Walker, a young father, didn’t have either the drugs or money the robbers were after, witnesses testified, KTVT reported. Walker’s girlfriend testified he was shot while his hands were in the air.
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……..read more