A verdict was given in tory lanez‘ trial for the shooting, with jurors ultimately concluding he was guilty of all three charges against him, and the rapper was arrested again on Friday.
He could face a maximum sentence of more than 22 years in prison and be deported back to Canada now that he is found guilty. His sentencing date is scheduled for January 27.
Megan’s attorney, Alex Spire, released a statement shortly after Friday’s ruling, saying:
“The jury did the right thing. I am so grateful that there was justice for Meg.”
Lanez could face up to 22 years in prison, deportation to Canada
A Los Angeles jury found Lanez, 30, guilty of negligent firearms, assault with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying an unregistered, loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Meghann Cuniff, a reporter who was on the scene during the trial, tweeted The courtroom immediately turned into an emotional scene with family members shouting loudly as the verdict was read.
“A crazy and downright scary scene in the courtroom as Lanez’s father and stepmother screams about evil injustice,”
Shade room was present outside the Los Angeles courthouse as the verdict was read and videotaped Lanez’s father, Sonstar Peterson, who called prosecutors “evil”
The ruling came on Friday at around 6:15pm, after jurors had asked for “a better definition of the words ‘intentional’ and ‘intentional’ the day before. The jurors agreed to wait until today to receive a written response from the court, and then take a few more hours to deliberate to reach a guilty verdict.
The news comes after a trial that lasted more than a week filled with damning testimony from the victim, Megan Thee Stallionalong with other witnesses on the night of the shooting.
Last week, Meg, whose real name is Megan Pete, testified emotionally that Tory Lanez offered her $1 million to keep quiet about the alleged shooting during her subsequent assault trial. this week, and even revealed that the traumatic incident led her to contemplate suicide. , per report.
Witness throws wrench into Lanez’s defense on Tuesday with damning testimony against rapper
On Tuesday, a man named Sean Kelly was called to court on behalf of Lanez’s attorneys, throwing a wrench in defense of the rapper.
According to Rolling Stone, Kelly was in his bedroom around 4 a.m. on July 12, 2020. He looked out the window and is said to have seen four people fighting and shouting at each other. Kelly called the confrontation “quite violent.”
Lanez’s defense team decided to use Kelly as a witness after he spoke to an investigator in 2021. He recalls seeing an initial flash of light near a woman’s hand in the morning. that morning.
It allegedly occurred during an altercation between Megan Thee Stallion and Kelsey Harris while standing near the open door of the Cadillac Escalade the group was driving. Kelly is convinced that one of the women fired the first shot, although he doesn’t remember seeing a weapon.
Initially, the defense team hoped Kelly’s recollection of the events would arouse reasonable doubt in the jury’s mind.
Lanez decided not to testify in her own trial
Lanez himself ultimately decided not to testify in his trial, telling the presiding judge of the trial Herriford that it was his decision not to do so. Herriford then read the jury’s instructions before concluding the arguments that began at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
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