Taxstone Reacts After Being Sentenced To 35 Years

Taxstone Reacts After Being Sentenced To 35 Years For 2016 Shooting Death Of Troy Ave’s Bodyguard

Taxstone apparently isn’t stressing after being sentenced to 35 years in prison. The former Tax Season podcast host was sentenced Tuesday (June 20) for his involvement in the fatal shooting of Troy Ave’s bodyguard, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter, in 2016.

RELATED: Taxstone Found Guilty Of Manslaughter For Role In 2016 Irving Plaza Shooting

Taxstone Remains Defiant After Getting 35 Years For 2016 Shooting, Tweets “I’m Not Doing (All) 35”

The former podcaster somehow took to social media Tuesday evening to let fans know he will be a free man far sooner than that.

“Just got 35 years for being victimized and reversing the situation,” Taxstone tweeted. “The beauty in it all is, I’m not doing 35. Be safe though.”

He then tweeted.

“Do not protect yourself in NYC if someone attacks you just die if you don’t prefer jail”

Additionally, the Brooklyn-bred podcaster blasted the Manhattan District Attorney for allegedly siding with Troy Ave.

Before hopping off Twitter, he went on to promise his “appeal will be swift.”

According to Pitchfork, this pending action has also been confirmed by Taxstone’s attorney, Kenneth Montgomery. Additionally, Montgomery called the sentencing of the former podcaster “shameful.”

“That sentence was shameful…”

The Former Podcaster Was Equally As Defiant As He Left Courtroom, Calls Ave’s Testimony “Complete Lies”

Meanwhile, journalist Shawn Setaro was at the hearing on Tuesday and reported the former podcaster was equally defiant as he left the courtroom, calling half of what Troy Ave said on the stand “complete lies.”

“Taxstone gave a defiant statement during the hearing,” Setaro tweeted. “His final words were, ‘Half the stuff that was told on the stand by Troy Ave is a complete lie to protect himself from going to jail.’ The judge was absolutely clear in stating his belief that during the trial… Taxstone was ‘obviously’ engaged in ‘the procurement of false testimony.’”

The Shooting: A Brief Recap Of The Night In Question

The shooting stemmed from an apparent feud between Tax and rapper Troy Ave. Ave was wounded in the incident, and his bodyguard, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter, was killed after sustaining a gunshot wound to the chest.

Two others were seriously wounded in the shooting, The Shade Room previously reported.

The shootings occurred during a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in Manhattan in 2016.

Troy Ave was initially arrested for attempted murder in the case.

But those charges were later dropped after Taxstone’s DNA was found on the gun’s trigger. Taxstone himself was then arrested and charged in connection to the crime.

If you recall, The Shade Room reported in March that Taxstone was found guilty of manslaughter.


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