Tory Lanez Sentencing Delayed in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Trial

He was found guilty on three charges for the 2020 shooting in 2022

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 13, 2023

Convicted criminal and disgraced rapper Tory Lanez was scheduled to be sentenced in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting trial in Los Angeles court today, but the legal action has now been delayed until August.

As per court reporter Meghann Cuniff, the artist born Daystar Peterson made a brief appearance in the courtroom, wearing "orange jail garb and a black cap." Judge David Harriford then delayed his sentencing until August 7 — the rapper was found guilty on three charges (assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying an unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm "in a grossly negligent manner") related to the 2020 shooting last December.
Lanez's legal team's sentencing recommendation is due to the judge on August 1. The prosecutors want him to serve 13 of the up-to 22 years (and eight months) in prison he's facing, citing multiple violations of pre-trial court orders and a "campaign of misinformation" designed to re-traumatize Megan Thee Stallion.

Lanez tried to appeal his conviction last month, but was denied a new trial.

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