Texas rapper Tay-K , real name Taymor McIntyre, was sentenced to 55 years in prison and fined $21,000 by Tarrant County jury for a 2016 home invasion and the subsequent murder of 21 year old father Ethan Walker.
Tay-K was just 16 when the murder took place and but later certified to stand trial as an adult.
“It wasn’t part of the plan. The plan was robbery. Not killing,” Jeff Kearney, one of McIntyre’s defense attorneys told the jury
The Tarrant County jury also sentenced him to thirty years in prison on one count of aggravated robbery and thirteen years for each of the remaining two counts of aggravated robbery.
“The sentences will run concurrently””, a court clerk said.
McIntyre potentially faced 5 to 99 years in prison for each guilty count.
Ethan’s father, Richard Walker took the stand and thanked jurors and State District Judge Wayne Salvant for the verdict.
“I have tried to live a good life and I know hate is a very negative emotion but right now there are three people I hate,” Richard Walker said.
“One is the planner, one is the person who pulled the trigger and one is the person who profited off of this and saw this as a career move.