Tay-K Sentenced After Being Found Guilty Of Murder

Tay-K, real name Taymor Travon McIntyre, was found guilty of murder and robbery on Friday, July 19.

"The Race," his breakthrough song and video which he released as he was on the run from authorities, has now been entered as evidence in his sentencing, the Fader reports.

Complex reports: Jurors were shown the video for "The Race" and given a print-out of the lyrics, with a witness submitting it as evidence at the direction of the prosecutors. To coincide with the video, prosecutors also showed jurors screenshots of Tay-K throwing gang signs and holding guns as evidence. "The Race" could factor into a decision regarding how many years Tay will serve in prison.

Prosecutors first began making their case for a longer prison sentence on Friday, with corrections officers testifying about Tay's behavior in jail following his capture.

Today Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years in prison after being found guilty of murder. The 19-year-old rapper was also sentenced to 30 years in prison on one count of aggravated robbery and given two additional 13-year prison sentences on two other counts of aggravated robbery. In addition, Tay-K was fined a total of $21,000, according to the Star Telegram’s Deanna Boyd. Tay-K’s sentences will run concurrently, according to the Star Telegram.

Check out the video of his sentencing and the Race below. Do you think Tay-K should have been charged as an adult? Let us know in the comments.