Rapper Tory Lanez gets new sentencing date in Megan Thee Stallion shooting case
A judge has set a new sentencing date of April 10 for the rapper Tory Lanez, after being found guilty of assault and two other counts for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the feet during a 2020 argument in the Hollywood Hills.
In a brief hearing in downtown Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge David Herriford agreed to overturn an order that barred the 30-year-old Canadian rapper, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, from publicly commenting the case.
Lanez’s new team of attorneys is expected to file a motion for a new trial, which is expected to be heard on April 10.
Lanez, who remained jailed without bond for minutes after the Dec. 23 verdict, was found guilty of one count each of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, discharging a firearm with gross negligence. and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle in connection with the early morning shooting of July 12, 2020.
He faces a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison.