Rapper accused of murder in San Antonio sentenced to 55 years in prison for another Texas slaying

Tay-K 47 accused in fatal shootings in Mansfield, San Antonio

By Fares Sabawi - Digital Producer

Tarrant County, Texas - Texas rapper Tay-K 47 was sentenced to 55 years in prison Tuesday after he was found guilty of murder and robbery by a Tarrant County jury according to local media.

Taymor McIntyre, was convicted for his role in a July 2016 home invasion in Mansfield, according to NBC DFW.  Ethan Walker, 21, was fatally shot during the robbery.

The jury opted not to convict McIntyre of capital murder, which carries a mandatory 40-year sentence, according to the report.

McIntyre's defense attorneys argued that McIntyre only particpated in the robbery and was unarmed, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Prosecutors argued the rapper knew the robbery would end with someone being shot, even though he wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.

The jury deliberated about four hours over two days before finding him guilty on Friday.

After McIntyre was charged with murder in Tarrant County and released on house arrest, the rapper cut off his ankle monitor and fled to San Antonio.

In April 2017, San Antonio police say McIntyre robbed and killed Mark Anthony Saldivar, a 23-year-old photographer.

Tay-K 47 became the subject of a national manhunt after the fatal shooting in San Antonio. While on the lam, he released a song called "The Race" where he posed in front of his own wanted poster.

The rapper was eventually captured in New Jersey on July 2017.

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