Rap newcomer Tay-K has reportedly been found guilty of murder and robbery. New reports claim the 19-year-old had his fate announced this week in a publicized criminal trial.
According to reports, the life-changing announcement went down this morning.
A North Texas jury found teen rapper Taymor McIntyre — also known as Tay-K — guilty of murder Friday morning. Earlier, the jury had asked to see evidence presented when the medical examiner testified about the victim, Ethan Walker. The group took another look at autopsy photos, as well as the single bullet that killed the 21-year-old. Walker was shot in the stomach after he told McIntyre and a group of other robbers that he didn’t have any drugs or money. (CBS Local)
Earlier in the week, Tay appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to capital murder.
Tay-K, whose real name is Taymor McIntyre, had pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of aggravated robbery related to two other victims inside the house. But McIntyre pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the death of Ethan Walker, 21, and to another count of aggravated robbery related to the shooting of Beloate. (Star-Telegram)
In addition to this case, K also has legal drama connected to a separate murder.
Tay-K is facing a second capital murder charge in Bexar County, Texas, where officials allege that, while he was on the lam, the rapper shot and killed a 23-year-old photographer named Mark Anthony Saldivar. According to the Star Telegram, a Bexar County arrest warrant affidavit stated that Tay-K shot Saldivar in San Antonio on April 23, 2017 after stealing his equipment. The next year, Saldivar’s mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tay-K. (Pitchfork)
Kay blew up after dropping his hard-hitting 21 Savage-featured “The Race” anthem.