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US rapper, TayK,19, found guilty of murder, faces up to 99 years in prison

American rapper, TayK is facing between 5 and 99 years in prison after he was found guilty of murder.


A North Texas jury on Friday found Tay-K guilty of murder for his part in a home invasion robbery that left Ethan Walker, a 21-year-old father dead and another man wounded in 2016.

Jurors also found the 19-year-old guilty of aggravated robbery in the robbery and shooting of Zachary Beloate, who was wounded but survived.

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.

He was first arrested in July 2016 on capital murder charges at the age of 16 alongside six other people. He was later placed on house arrest until certification hearings were to be held, but before that he and another suspect cut off their ankle monitors and went on the run.  
McIntyre was later captured in May 2017. 

The six other defendants involved with the case have been found guilty.

According to Star-Telegram, the jury deliberated about four hours over two days before returning its verdict on McIntyre’s case. Had he been convicted of capital murder, he would have automatically been sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole after 40 years.

Following his murder conviction and three aggravated robbery convictions, he faces five to 99 years or life in prison on each.

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