Taymor McIntyre, also known as the rapper Tay-K 47, was found guilty of murder and robbery on Friday. Luckily the rapper was not found guilty of the more serious charge of capital murder, which would have carried a mandatory 40-year sentence.
Tay K was accused of participating in a home invasion and robbery in Mansfield in July 2016. During the robbery, 21-year-old Ethan Walker was killed.
The trial lasted three days, during which all of Tay K's co-defendants flipped and snitched on him.
The jury began deliberating Thursday after emotional testimony from the victim's mother. The defense attorney didn't call a single witness. Closing arguments were Thursday afternoon and the jury was handed the case at about 3 p.m. It took them less that 24 hours to convict Tay K.
But Tay K still faces the DEATH PENALTY.
Tay K has a second murder trial in San Antonio - which is expected to take place later this year. And since he's now a convicted murderer - prosecutors there are likely to push for the DEATH PENALTY for the rapper.
Tay K is best known for his hit song "The Race", which charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 following his arrest in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after a nationwide manhunt for murder.