Rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion’s feet following an argument in 2020.
Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday, nearly eight months after he was found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) in the feet following an argument in July 2020 .
Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was originally scheduled to be sentenced in January this year, but sentencing was repeatedly postponed after Peterson hired new legal counsel and attempted to secure a new trial. ” We were disappointed with the sentence and hoped the judge would issue a sentence of probation, but Daystar will keep our heads up and keep fighting. said Ed Welbourn, one of Peterson’s attorneys, to RollingStone after sentencing. He also said they plan to appeal the decision.
Last December, Peterson was convicted of first-degree assault with a firearm, grossly negligent discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm concealed in a vehicle. The prosecution had asked for a 13-year sentence.
Tory Lanez addressed the court on Tuesday ahead of the judge’s ruling, asking for leniency and a sentence that would allow him to ” to prove himself “: “ I stand before you as the father of a six year old who needs me every step of the way. There was this misconception that I was a freak, that I had no remorse, that’s just not true “, he said, specifying that he could not give details of the evening, on the advice of his lawyer. “ That night, everyone was drunk, I said things I shouldn’t have said. The victim was my friend, I still care about her. We both lost our mothers, we sat there and we drank until we felt numb. Everything I did wrong that night, I own it. I’m not a person who doesn’t believe in mutual aid. I suffer from a usual disorder, but I really try to be a better person. If you give me this chance, I will prove that this choice makes sense. »
” We are here for a heinous act of violence that the defendant committed against a helpless womansaid Assistant District Attorney Bott. These are the acts of a misogynist and a coward. »
As he did on Monday, Bott addressed Peterson’s behavior throughout the trial, including allegations that Peterson offered to pay Megan and her former friend Kelsey Harris to hide the facts, and Peterson breached the court order. court-ordered protection.
Megan Thee Stallion submitted a pre-written statement which prosecutors read out in court on Monday afternoon: “ I find it difficult to be present. After everything that’s happened, I can’t bring myself to be in the same room as Tory. He paid bloggers to spread false information; he treated my trauma as a joke when I could have been dead. He blamed the system, he blamed the press, and lately he’s been using his childhood trauma to justify his actions. (…) Slowly but surely, I heal. But I will never be the same again. His crime justifies the full weight of the law. »
During an interview with RollingStone in June last year, Pete spoke of the upcoming lawsuit against Peterson and attempts to discredit her: I want him to go to jail “.
Translated by the editor