PimpyZ is now facing 30 years behind bars.
Eighteen-year-old rapper Tay-K‘s final co-defendant PimpyZ, accepted a plea deal on Friday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
According to a report in Star-Telegram, the 19-year-old PimpyZ, born Jalen Bell, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery in relation to the 2016 robbery/murder that resulted in the injury of Zachary Beloate and the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker.
Bell was accused of being an accomplice to the then-16-year-old Tay-K, née Taymor Travon McIntyre.
Bell was reportedly offered a lesser sentence for information on Tay-K, which he ultimately refused.
Bell and Tay-K are two of the among five others who have been charged in Walker’s murder. Latharian Merritt, who authorities believed fired the gun that killed Walker, was found guilty of capital murder by a jury in May and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Tay-K famously went on the run while on house arrest for the crimes and released his viral track, “The Race” in 2017. He is still set to stand trial for the murder.
The rapper is still facing a capital murder charge for a San Antonia, Texas shooting and is now the only person left still facing trial.
He is also facing multiple lawsuits from the victims’ families.
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