Prosecutors Likely to Try Tay-K as an Adult in Separate Capital Murder Case


Tay-K is facing even more time on top of his 55-year sentence handed down last week after prosecutors hint at trying him as an adult in a separate capital murder case.

The case, originating in Texas’ Bexar County, will try Tay-K, real name Taymore McIntyre, as an adult despite him being 16-years-old when the crime was committed. He is accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Mark Saldavar while on the run from police for his already decided murder case. He allegedly killed Saldivar at a Chick-fil-A in Texas. Police were already hot on his tail for the murder of Ethan Walker. Walker was just 21 when McIntyre robbed and killed him.

The decision to try to pursue trying Tay-K as an adult follows the pattern of his first case, where he was also tried as an adult and given a 55-year sentence after being found guilty of murder but not guilty of capital murder. He was also given 30 years for aggravated robbery. The sentences will run concurrently, but he won’t be eligible for parole until he serves at least half that time.

Tay-K’s fame came from his song, “The Race,” which chronicled his run from police. He recorded it and released it just before being apprehended in 2017. It quickly went viral, with people gripped by his story as they watched it happen. While many condemn him for murder, others have continued to tag #freetayk on Twitter.

Check back for updates on his case as his upcoming trial begins.

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