American rapper Tay-K has pleaded to two counts of aggravated robbery. However, he has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder. Tay-K’s trial for the murder of Ethan Walker is officially underway in Fort Worth, TX.
The Whole Incident
A testimony was held on Tuesday during which Tay-K’s defense attorney Jeff Kearney said that his client agreed to participate in a robbery. But Tay-K was not at all aware of Ethan Walker being killed during the incident. Jeff clearly stated that there was no proof of that.
However, prosecutors have something different to say. Also, comments have been collected from the alleged hatchers of the robbery plan that Tay-K was very much enthusiastic about the whole idea. He was also aware of the fact that a gun might be inside the house. The group also brought two extra guns and a set of brass knuckles to the property.
Latharian Merritt was convicted for the murder of Walker in 2018. A life sentence was given to him in his trial.
Tay-K’s Legal Issues Continue
The incident dates back to 2016, when Ethan Walker, a 21-year-old young father, was shot in his chest during the robbery. Tay-K was still awaiting his trial in 2017 when other legal issues start popping up. Taymor McIntyre aka Tay-K fled house arrest in March. A lawsuit was filed against him charging him that he shot and killed 23-year-old Mark Anthony Saldavir at a San Antonio Chick-Fil-A in April. He was also charged with the robbery of a 65-year-old Owney Pepe in May of the same year.
However, police arrested Tay-K very soon in New Jersey after his video “The Race” became viral on Youtube.
The Murder Trial
Tay-K is currently held at the Tarrant County Long Evans Corrections Center, Fort Worth. His trial is still under process. It is estimated that the proceedings will run about for one week. There is a possibility that Tay-K might have parole free life sentence. Since during the incident he was a minor, he is not eligible for a death penalty.
Indeed, it was an unfortunate incident. I hope justice is given.