Tay-K’s sentencing entails 55 years in prison.
After news broke earlier this week that Tay-K was facing 5 to 99 years in prison for his role in the 2016 murder of 21-year old Ethan Walker, its safe to say we’ve had more details on the matter in the past few days than over the span of the entirety of the year.
Star-Telegram reports that Tay was officially sentenced in this case to 55 years of prison and a $10,000 fine for the home invasion in 2016. They also report that Tay will serve 30 years in prison and a $5,000 fine on one count of aggravated robbery and 13 years in prison and a $3,000 fine for the remaining two counts of aggravated robbery related to the home invasion. His sentences will be run concurrently, adding up to the 55 years.
He will also have to serve at least half of the 55 year sentence to be eligible for parole. After the verdict, the victim’s father directly addressed Tay-K stating “I have tried to live a good life and I know hate is a very negative emotion but right now there are three people I hate,” Richard Walker said. “One is the planner, one is the person who pulled the trigger and one is the person who profited off of this and saw this as a career move. Every lyric to ‘The Race’ is stained with my son’s blood. Every ‘free Tay-K’ T-shirt that was ever sold has my son’s blood on it.” Tay is also undergoing a separate trial for murder, and we’ll keep updated on that as we get more details.