Tory Lanez Files Appeal After Being Convicted of Shooting Megan Thee Stallion – According to reports, Tory Lanez is challenging the ruling that declared him responsible for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. The 30-year-old rapper, known for his hit song “Luv,” was found guilty in December of all three charges leveled against him, which include assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and recklessly discharging a firearm, for the 2020 shooting of Megan.
On April 10, he will face sentencing, and he could potentially receive a state prison sentence of up to 22 years and eight months, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles. While he awaits his sentencing, Lanez has filed an appeal, as per TMZ. In documents that the outlet has obtained, his attorney, Jose Baez, argued that during the trial, prosecutors displayed a photo of Lanez’s chest, revealing a firearm tattoo, which Baez claimed was detrimental to Lanez’s case and insinuated that he has an affinity for guns.
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Additionally, the lawyer noted a lengthy interview between prosecutors and Kelsey Harris that was presented in court. Harris, Megan’s former friend who was in the vehicle during the shooting, reportedly retracted many of the statements she made during the interview. According to TMZ, Baez also highlighted that the prosecution submitted an Instagram photo that contained a comment from one of Megan’s producers.
The comment reportedly claimed that the police matched the fragments found in Megan’s foot with the bullets from Lanez’s gun. In October of 2020, Lanez was accused of one count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, all of which are considered felonies. In November of the same year, he pleaded not guilty to these charges.
In October of 2022, Lanez was placed under house arrest and electronic monitoring after Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott argued that he posed a danger to society and had previously disregarded court orders not to come within 100 yards of Megan. In April, Lanez was taken into custody for violating court orders by directly addressing Megan on social media and disclosing DNA evidence through a third-party Twitter user.