19-Year-Old California Rapper Tay-K Sentenced To 55 Years In Prison For The Deadly Home Invasion
Rapper Tay-K Sentenced To 55 Years In Prison For Deadly Home Invasion In 2016
- California rapper Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the deadly home invasion in 2016.
- He was given the sentence on Tuesday, 23rd July and was also fined $10,000.
- Tay-K, 19, was one of the 7 defendants who killed a 21-year-old Ethan Walker at his home in which they broke into to rob drug and money from Walker.
- Other six defendants were either found guilty or they reached a plea deal.
California Rapper Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the deadly home invasion. The 19-year-old rapper, whose real name is Taymore McIntyre appeared in court on Tuesday, 23rd July where he was given the sentence.
The rapper was also fined $10,000 for his involvement in a deadly robbery in Mansfield, Texas in 2016 where a 21-year-old Ethan Walker in 2016.
Additionally, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison and a $5,000 fine on one count of aggravated and 13 years in prison and $3,000 fine for other two counts of aggravated robbery related to the home invasion. All three sentences will run concurrently. Tay-K has to serve at least half of his sentence before he can ask for parole.
CNN reported the rapper was found guilty of the murder last week. Along with him, six other defendants in the case were either found guilty or reached plea deals.
CNN affiliate KTVT reported Tay-K was part of the plan to steal drugs and money from Walker's home in Mansfield, Dallas.
According to the witnesses, Walker didn't have the drugs or money the robbers were seeking. Moreover, the victim's girlfriend said Tay-K's hands were in the air when she was shot to death.
Tay-K's defense lawyer argued he wasn't the man who shot Walker and said he shouldn't have been found guilty. But, the prosecutors said the rapper knew that the plan was to rob Walker.
Previously, Tay-K had pleaded not guilty to capital murder.