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Tory Lanez’s Legal Team to Potentially Look into An Appeal, Sentencing Date Confirmed

Updated: Jul 5

Amongst the explosive reactions, an appeal may be on its way, though the sentencing is still on the horizon.

The Canadian rapper may face more than two decades behind bars for shooting Megan Thee Stallion (Damian Dovarganes / AP)

Tory Lanez’s legal team will explore all their options after the Canadian rapper was found guilty on all charges relating to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.

On Friday, a Los Angeles  jury found Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, guilty of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm with gross negligence, and having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.

Attorney George Mgdesyan said in a statement obtained by Rolling Stone reporter an Andy Dillon:

“We are shocked by the verdict. There was not sufficient evidence to convict Mr. Peterson. We believe this case was proven without a doubt. We will be exploring all options including an appeal.”

Peterson has professed his innocence and pled not guilty to all charges. The trial started December 12 and ended on Friday with his guilty conviction. 

Following his conviction, Peterson’s family had an explosive reaction. Peterson’s father was seen giving a passionate speech directed at Roc Nation, specifically Jay-Z.

The rant against Roc Nation continued as Peterson’s father and stepmother continued to their car. During this TMZ video, Peterson's stepmother ranted about both Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Peterson’s father mentioned that the prosecution never produced the fingerprints found on the gun. He also questioned the whereabouts of the bullets that allegedly went missing.

”And they never produced the prints! No fingerprints, not one,” Peterson’s yelled from the side of his car. "Tell me: how did the bullets disappear in the LAPD office?"

Another social media user captured Peterson’s younger sister also yelling about Roc Nation ruining her brother’s reputation.

According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Peterson’s sentencing has been scheduled for January 27, 2023. He faces the maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months.


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