A Los Angeles judge has delayed sentencing for rapper Tory Lanez in the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.
According to reports, Judge Herriford has rescheduled Tory Lanez’s sentencing date to August 7, with his lawyer’s sentencing recommendations due on Aug 1.
Prosecutors have recommended Lanez be sentenced to 13 years.
Here is everything we know about the case, thus far:
The long-awaited sentencing comes just a year after the Canadian rap star was convicted in December 2020. Lanez, a native of Toronto, was convicted of assault with a semi-automatic firearm for shooting the Grammy Award-winning femcee in the foot during their 2020 roadside dispute in the Hollywood Hills.
The 30-year-old artist was also convicted of discharging a firearm with gross negligence and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. According to Meg’s emotional testimony in December, the incident occurred after the two hip-hop stars attended a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house. Kelsey Harris, Megan’s former best friend, was also present during the incident.
Earlier this month, Los Angeles prosecutors filed a motion asking Superior Court Judge David Herriford to slam the rapper with a 13-year prison sentence for Meg’s shooting. They argued that “circumstances of aggravation” were present in the case and cited Lanez’s “callousness,” according to Billboard.
In the sentencing memorandum, which was filed on June 6, Deputy District Attorneys Kathy Ta and Alexander Bott argued that giving Lanez anything less than 13 years would “endanger public safety” and “not be in the interest of justice.” Officials claimed that the shooting and the rhymer’s “campaign to humiliate and re-traumatize the victim” were grounds for the lengthy sentence.
“The defendant actively invited harassment of the victim by spreading misinformation to his large following in an effort to galvanize the public against the victim and even the prosecution team without any regard to the dangers it posed,” the prosecutors wrote. “The defendant has weaponized misinformation to his large following to such a degree that it has left a lasting traumatic impact on the victim.”
Ta and Bott also penned that Lanez “not only lacks remorse” but was “clearly incapable of accepting any responsibility for his own actions.”
The prosecutors added, “The defendant’s lack of remorse is insidious, leaving this court no assurances that the defendant will not repeat this type of behavior in the future.”
The rapper has been fighting tooth and nail for a new trial since April.
The sentencing has been delayed several times to allow for Lanez to find new attorneys and file a motion for a new trial.
At the May hearing, the legal duo also took issue with Kelsey Harris’s confusing interview with prosecutors.
Megan Thee Stallion revealed more detials about the shooting at the December trial.
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