Tory Lanez Facing “Minimum of 9 Years” After Motion For New Trial In Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Case Was Denied, Sentencing Scheduled For June 13th
A final decision regarding Tory Lanez’ guilty verdict appeal has been made.
According to legal affairs journalist Meghann Cuniff, a court judge recently denied the Canadian musician’s request for a new trial after he was found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
Reportedly, Judge David Herriford handed down the ruling yesterday (May 9th). Cuniff, who was present at the time of the ruling, reported:
“Herriford went through the seven main arguments from Lanez’s lawyers and dismantled each one. He concluded there were no errors. But he also said even if he concluded each error existed, the errors didn’t have a material affect on the outcome of the trial to warrant a new trial.”
“Judge Herriford: “In the end, the jury believed the prosecution’s case beyond a reasonable doubt.” He called out Lanez’s lawyers for not mentioning any of the other evidence against Lanez when they focused on perceived problems with some evidence.”
As previously reported, Tory Lanez
. born Daystar Peterson, 30, was found guilty for the 2020 shooting of Megan ‘Thee Stallion’ Pete
, 28. The pair reportedly got into a verbal argument, which escalated into Lanez
firing several bullets at the “Savage” rapper.
Megan was required to get stitching on her injured foot, and Lanez was ultimately convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
Following the 2022 guilty conviction, Lanez
fired and rehired his legal team in hopes of successfully appealing the ruling. His new legal team claimed his old representation “mislead” the jury with incorrect evidence
and poorly presented Lanez
during the trial. However, it seems the court judge did not agree. Lanez’s
appeal was denied and he was scheduled a sentencing date for June 13th.
After the recent court session concluded, Deputy DA Alex Bott stated that the minimum time given for a case like this is typically between 9 – 22 years, adding:
“I think any time you point a gun at someone and pull the trigger five times, that’s an action that could easily kill a person, and I think that’s an action that should have serious consequences.”
One of Lanez’s lawyers Matthew Barhoma also reportedly spoke to the press after the ruling. The legal professionally suggested the judge was “disrespectful” to his team while explaining his ruling, but hinted at further plans to appeal the conviction. He added:
“My guy is a fighter and this is only the beginning.”
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