Tay-K’s Murder Trial Scheduled to Begin This Week: Report
More than two years removed from his June 2017 arrest, the murder trial for Tay-K is reportedly all set to begin this week.
NBC Dallas reported on Monday (July 15) that the jury selection for the rapper's trial had officially started and that opening statements and testimony will begin on Tuesday.
As previously reported, Tay-K, born Taymor McIntyre, is accused of murdering a man when he was just a 16-year-old in June 2016. The rapper was arrested at the time of the incident and later released on house arrest—before he cut off his ankle monitor and went on the run for three months. During that time, he released the infamous song "The Race," a song that quickly went viral. Authorities also believe he murdered 23-year-old Mark Anthony Saldivar on April 23, 2017, just a bit under a month after he began running from authorities.
During his time behind bars, Tay-K has been accused of starting up a gang called the Rug-Rats. He also appeared to be wearing an anti-suicide smock in one of his photos from prison, leading fans to believe he is suicidal, but his manager later refuted the rumors.
"That picture is over seven months old," his manager Ezra Verill wrote on Instagram at the time. "Tay is not suicidal."
Tay-K's murder trial is expected to last one week.
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