Texas rapper Tay-K has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for his involvement in a 2016 home invasion that left one person dead.
The 19-year-old, who rose to fame while on the run from police, was convicted of murder last week after prosecutors proved that he had orchestrated the deadly robbery.
Authorities have also charged him with capital murder in San Antonio, where he allegedly robbed and killed a man at a Chick-fil-A.
It took a Tarrant County jury roughly three hours before reaching their 55-year verdict on Tuesday, according to the district attorney’s office.
Tay-K, whose real name is Taymor McIntyre, also got hit with sentences of 30 and 13 years for aggravated robbery, in addition to the murder charge. The sentences will run concurrently and the rapper will also have to pay fines of $10,000 and $5,000.
Walker’s father, Richard, ripped Tay-K for “profiting” off the young man’s death in the months and years after his arrest. Tay-K had released his Billboard Hot 100 song “The Race” while on the lam in 2017. On it, he talked about robbing people and shooting them in their “motherf–king face.”
“Every lyric to ‘The Race’ is stained with my son’s blood,” Richard seethed. “Every ‘free Tay-K’ T-shirt that was ever sold has my son’s blood on it,”
Tay-K was transferred back to the Tarrant County Jail on Tuesday and expected to be taken to state prison later in the day. The DA’s office said he’ll be eligible for parole after half time served.
Tay-K’s capital murder charges were filed in Bexar County, along with additional aggravated robbery charges for the “savage” beating of a “defenseless 65-year-old,” according to authorities.
He’s facing up to life in prison for those incidents, but not the death penalty, since he was a minor when he allegedly committed the crimes.
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