Canadian rapper Tory Lanez made an appearance in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday for the scheduled sentencing related to the shooting and injury of hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion in July 2020.
However, following lengthy court proceedings, the sentencing was deferred.
Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, and his legal team are expected to return to court at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 8th August, 2023 – today for the sentencing.
Tory Lanez was convicted on December 23, 2022, for the shooting incident involving Megan Thee Stallion.
Despite the initial plan for sentencing in January, delays ensued as Lanez acquired new attorneys and filed a motion for a new trial, which was ultimately denied in May.
Facing a potential prison term of up to 22 years and 8 months, Lanez’s case has been prosecuted by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.
The prosecutors submitted a motion in May requesting a 13-year sentence for the rapper, further arguing for a harsher penalty.
The incident, occurring on July 12, 2020, resulted in Lanez being found guilty on three charges related to the shooting and injury of Megan Thee Stallion’s foot.
Throughout the trial, Lanez maintained his innocence, with his defense attorneys asserting that he was not responsible for the shooting.
However, Megan Thee Stallion testified during the trial, identifying Lanez as the shooter.