Tay-K Murder Trial: Rapper Sentenced To 55 Years In Prison After Guilty Verdict

24 July 2019, 10:49 | Updated: 24 July 2019, 10:51

Tay-K found guilty of murder following trial
Tay-K found guilty of murder following trial. Picture: Instagram

Rapper Tay-K has been found guilty of murder and aggravated robbery after previously going on the run.

19-year-old rapper Tay-K has been found guilty of murder and aggravated robbery by a jury in Tarrant County, Texas following a trial and has been sentenced to a combined total of 55 years in jail.

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Famous for his platinum-selling track 'The Race', Tay-K will also have to pay a $21,000 fine as part of his conviction and he was charged alongside six other defendants in the case.

Tay-K had previously been on house arrest back in 2017 but famously cut off his ankle tag before going on the run for three months - an incident which inspired the lyrics behind his hit song 'The Race'.

Lyrics from 'The Race' as well as the song's music video were shown to the jury in court and used as part of the case against the rapper.

The murder occured after Tay-K and a group of his associates attmepted to rob another man for both money and drugs, however despite having neither he was still shot and killed. Tay-K was not the person who pulled the trigger, but prosecutors argued that he knew the plan.

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