Rapper Taymor Traction McIntyre, aka Tay-K 47, was sentenced to serve 55 years in prison for masterminding the home invasion murder of 21-year-old man three years ago
Taymor ‘Tay-K’ McIntyre, 19, will be eligible for release in 2047 after his was sentencing on Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas
Jury found he was the mastermind of a home invasion plot that left Ethan Walker dead
Walker, 21, was killed in robbery plot after being lured by females
McIntyre escaped while on bond and allegedly committed a second murder, and assaulted another male victim
Was arrested after releasing rap video smoking a blunt and posing with his own wanted poster
McIntyre’s 2017 single ‘The Race’ appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100
He was 16 when the killing occurred but was charged with murder and tried as an adult because he recruited the triggerman and organized the robbery
A Texas teenager who rapped under the name Tay-K has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion in to a 2016 home invasion in Mansfield.
Taymor Traction McIntyre, 19, was convicted by a jury in Fort Worth, Texas last week of murder and three aggravated robbery charges for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker and left his roommate, Zachary Beloate, injured.
On Tuesday, the jury deliberated for about three hours before sentencing McIntyre to 55 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
He had faced a maximum of 99 years on each count.
McIntyre has appealed his conviction and sentence, the Star-Telegram reports.
The man who shot Walker was sentenced last year to life in prison.
Prosecutors have said McIntyre was charged with murder because he recruited the triggerman and organized the robbery. He was 16 when the killing occurred but was tried as an adult.
McIntyre’s 2017 single ‘The Race’ appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100.
McIntyre made the viral song and video, ‘The Race,’ smoking a blunt in front of an actual wanted poster while on the run. US Marshals captured him on the day of the video’s release
Roberta Walker, the victim’s mother, spoke out in court last week and recalled the moment she learned her son, whom she and her husband adopted, was dead.
She said that a police caption arrived at their home in the early morning alongside a chaplain. ‘I knew it wasn’t good,’ she recalled.
Megan Holt, 19, and Ariana Bharrat, 20, were allegedly part of a 2016 plot, alongside McIntyre and friends, to rob 21-year-old Ethan Walker. McIntyre reportedly organized the robbery and recruited the gunman.
The women allegedly planned on seducing Walker before letting the gunman into the house where the gang could steal drugs and money.
One of the pair unlocked the door and the gunmen proceeded to rob Walker, which led to a fatal confrontation and Walker’s death from a gunshot, prosecutors said.
McIntyre was placed under house arrest until his hearing but he and another suspect cut off their ankle monitors and fled to San Antonio, Texas.
During that time, prosecutors say he killed a photographer and beat a man in a park.
He also made the viral song and video, ‘The Race,’ holding a gun in front of an actual wanted poster of himself.
It was viewed more than 160 million times. The day of its release, on June 30, 2017, McIntyre was captured by the U.S Marshal Service in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
The punishment phase of Tay-K’s trial focused largely on his behavior while in jail awaiting trial and on his alleged involvement in an Arlington robbery that left 65-year-old Skip Pepe severely injured.
The Arlington robbery occurred in May 2017, months after McIntyre cut off his ankle monitor and fled authorities while on house detainment in the Mansfield murder case.
He still faces a capital murder charge in Bexar County, where he is accused of in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old photographer in April 2017.