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Jury Finds North Texas Teen Rapper 'Tay-K' Guilty Of Murder

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — A North Texas jury found teen rapper Taymor "Tay-K" McIntyre guilty of murder Friday morning.

The 19-year-old hung his head slightly as the judge read the verdict.

Earlier, the jury has asked to see evidence presented when the medical examiner testified about the victim, Ethan Walker. The group took another look at autopsy photos, as well as the single bullet that killed the 21-year-old.

Walker was shot in the stomach after he told McIntyre and a group of other robbers that he didn't have any drugs or money.

McIntyre wasn't the person who fired the gun that killed Walker, and his attorneys argued that was one of the reasons he should be found not guilty.

Prosecutors made their case arguing that McIntyre knew the plan to steal drugs and money from the house in Mansfield in 2016, would end with someone being shot.

A 15-year-old girl actually planned the home invasion robbery. Earlier this week one of her friends testified that she reached out to McIntyre on Instagram, believing he could get guns for the robbery.

McIntyre responded to her saying he didn't have a gun, but his friends did and he knew one who was "trigger happy."

He gained notoriety after he went on the run, and recorded songs and videos referencing the crime.

The jury now has to decide how long McIntyre will be in prison. They started hearing about the victims of other crimes McIntyre has been connected to after the murder.

Though McIntyre avoided the life sentence that would have come with a capital murder conviction, he could still serve up to 99 years.

District attorneys said they should finish his sentencing sometime Monday morning.
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