Rapper Tory Lanez Has Been Sentenced To 10 Years
Rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years on Tuesday after he was found guilty in December of shooting and wounding rapper Megan Thee Stallion, according to multiple reports.
A Los Angeles jury found Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, guilty of all three charges against him, including assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence, after a two-week trial in December.
The 31-year-old Canadian rapper pleaded not guilty despite damning evidence and testimony. His former attorney, George Mgdesyan, said after the trial that Lanez’s legal team would consider all its options, including an appeal, which can be filed after sentencing. Lanez’s current attorneys, Jose Baez and Matthew Barhoma, may appeal his conviction, The Associated Press reported.
The sentencing was divided up into two days as the court heard from Lanez, his father and multiple others by way of letters sent to the judge.