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.