Rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced to ten years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted of assault for shooting Megan Thee Stallion back in 2020. Lanez was convicted last December for shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. Tory was originally supposed to be sentenced in January but the sentencing was delayed a few times due to Tory obtaining new lawyers and filing a motion for a new trial. The request for a new trial was denied in May.
Tory’s attorney Jose Baez told reporters that the sentencing was extreme and they plan to file an appeal. Jose said that Tory is feeling “down” and “sad” thinking about the time he will miss with his son while he serving his prison sentence. Tory’s defense team called several witnesses, including members of his family, to testify on Tory’s behalf during the hearing, which began on Monday and was extended through Tuesday. Tory’s father, Sonstar Peterson, issued an emotional appeal to the judge on his son’s behalf, describing the trauma Lanez experienced after his mother died at a young age and how music became his outlet.
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