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Cousins! The long-awaited verdict is officially in with Tory Lanez being sentenced to ten years in prison following the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion!
A hearing for the Canadian artist took place on Monday and officially wrapped Tuesday afternoon in a Los Angeles courtroom as prosecutors argued that Tory had placed Megan under much scrutiny ranging from online harassment and ridicule.
As we previously reported an evening of enjoyment turned for the absolute worst back on July 12th 2020 following a gathering at Kylie Jenner’s Hollywood Hills home.
According to NBC News Tory born Daystar Peterson appeared in court Tuesday wearing an orange jumpsuit. Prior to his sentencing, he stood before a judge where he apologized for his actions and took full responsibility for the shooting. “If I could change it, I would but I can’t,” he said. “Everything I did that night, I take full responsibility,” he added. “I truly am just trying to be a better person.”
Reports read Deputy District Attorney and prosecutor in the case Alex Bott said that Tory continuously called Megan a liar, intimidated and harassed her.
“Not only did the defendant do the heinous act of shooting her, he then subjected her to 2 ½ years of hell,” Bott said following Tory’s sentencing.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Herriford said it was “difficult to reconcile”
Tory is said to have fired a gun at Megan a total of five times. As we previously reported 31-year-old pleaded not guilty, however, in 2022 a Los Angeles jury found him guilty of three felony charges: assault with a semi-automatic firearm, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
The charges carried a sentence of up to 22 years and eight months behind in prison.
Prosecutors are said to have asked for a 13-year sentence, noting that Lanez re-traumatized Megan on social media posts about the trial, which reportedly led his followers to attack her online.
Tory’s legal team declare that they have plans to forward an appeal.