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Tory Lanez Denied New Trial in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting



Rapper Tory Lanez, 30, walks out of the courthouse while holding his 5-year-old son Kai’Lon, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. Megan Thee Stallion took the stand Tuesday and told jurors that Lanez fired five shots at her feet, yelled at her to dance and wounded her as she tried to walk away from him in the Hollywood Hills more than two years ago. The Canadian rapper has pleaded not guilty to discharging a firearm with gross negligence, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

It appears as though things are taking a turn for the worse for Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez, who was not granted a new trial for the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. This potentially leaves him with an over-two-decade sentence looming over the horizon.

Yesterday (May 9), a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied his motion for a new trial after being convicted of three charges — including assault with a semi-automatic firearm — back in December. Amidst this conviction, Lanez — born Daystar Peterson — and his legal team claim that the guilty verdict was a “miscarriage of justice.” Claiming that Judge David Herriford, who officiated the case, made several errors during the two-week trial in December.

“In the end, the jury believed the prosecution’s case beyond a reasonable doubt,” 

Judge David Herriford during the May 9 hearing, according to journalist Megan Cuniff.

Lanez now faces potential deportation and up to 22 years in prison. His sentencing — originally scheduled for January — was delayed upon his request for a new trial. If another appeal isn’t raised in the near future, it looks like the rapper will be sentenced next month.