On Friday (July 19), Taymor McIntyre, better known by his stage name Tay-K, was convicted of murder.
The 19-year-old was stoic in court as the judge read out the guilty verdict to capital murder. With the verdict handed down, Tay-K will now await sentencing. He could face up to 99 years in prison.
Tay-K pleaded not guilty to capital murder of Ethan Walker and the aggravated robbery related to Zachary Beloate, who was also shot but survived. As part of his defense, Tay-K argued he only participated in the robbery and maintains that he was not armed. He also claims he was unaware that Walker would be killed by his co-conspirator, Latharian Merritt, according to Rap-Up.
He’s also facing another capital murder case that is completely unrelated to this one. While on house arrest for the original case, Tay-K cut off his ankle monitor and went on a nationwide run from police. During this flee, Tay-K supposedly robbed and fatally shot Mark Saldivar, 23, at a Chick-fil-A in San Antonio.
There were six other defendants involved with the case, and all have either been found guilty or reached plea deals. The victims and their families have also filed lawsuits against the rapper and his label.
There is currently no scheduled date for proceedings in relation to the second capital murder charge Tay-K is facing for the murder of Saldivar at the Chick-Fil-A in San Antonio.
K is most famous for his song “The Race,” which was said to have been made while he was evading the law.