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Tory Lanez’s Sentencing Date Set for Late Summer, Faces More Than 22 Years

Updated: Jun 27

The Canadian rapper’s sentencing date has been pushed back again after a few delays

Megan Thee Stallion exits court wearing an all-purple suit; Tory Lanez exits court with two bodyguards in tow
Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, was convicted on all charges relating to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete

On Tuesday, a judge scheduled Tory Lanez’s sentencing hearing date for August 7 in relation to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete.

This serves as the fourth time the sentencing date has been delayed for Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson. His lawyers asked once more to prepare as they were trying to get Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Herriford disqualified from the case. This is due to his handling of their motion for a new trial.

They objected to the delay, but Herriford believes they need more time to prepare. Herriford wants Peterson’s lawyers, Matthew Barhoma and Jose Baez, to consider addressing the aggravating factors of bodily harm and use of a firearm, which prosecutors want factored into sentencing.

Herriford, before sentencing, will determine if he will apply the aggravating factors. Deputy District Attorneys Alex Bott and Kathy Ta are calling for a sentence of 13 years.

Bott isn’t sure if Megan will show up to the Aug. 7 hearing, but she will make a statement in some form. He told reporters that the sentencing date accommodates all the trials as Baez is in trial on another case and other scheduling conflicts occurred.

Regarding the recommendation of 13 years, Bott said:

“We think that considering the factors in aggravation, factors in mitigation, that this is the appropriate sentence based on his conduct. We’ve had lengthy discussions about it. So that’s how we got to the 13. We think mid-term is appropriate in this case.”

Their 12-page recommendation cites Peterson’s “campaign of misinformation,” which humiliated and re-traumatized Pete. This was when they argued against probation as Peterson couldn’t be supervised. They also cited Peterson’s album, “Daystar,” which featured several songs about the shooting.

Bott and Ta cited the incident Peterson had with August Alsina where he attacked Alsina. Peterson also falsely claimed that prosecutors falsified and suppressed evidence, which is also featured in the recommendation.

Lastly, they cited Peterson’s three court violations, one being he violated Pete’s restraining order during Rolling Loud in Miami in July 2021. He had also posted the police DNA report along with disparaging comments about Pete.

Peterson was convicted on all three charges relating to the shooting of Pete. He was convicted of assault with a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm in a vehicle and negligent discharge of a firearm

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