Tory Lanez’s undeniable talent and unique musical style have earned him a prominent place in the world of hip-hop. Known for his smooth delivery and clever wordplay, Lanez burst onto the scene with his critically acclaimed mixtape, “Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story,” and has since released several successful albums, including “Memories Don’t Die” and “Love Me Now.” However, his legacy is forever damaged due to the ongoing Megan Thee Stallion shooting case.
Lanez’s eagerly awaited sentencing hearing, scheduled for February 28, has reportedly been postponed. According to seasoned reporter Meghann Cuniff, the delay is intended to provide the defendant’s legal team with ample time to prepare for a potential retrial.
“Good morning from Los Angeles, where Tory Lanez is due in court at 8:30. He won’t be sentenced for his three felony convictions for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. Instead, the sentencing will be delayed to give his new lawyers more time to prepare a motion for new trial,” she wrote from outside the courthouse.
As per Meghann Cuniff’s latest update, the legal teams of both parties involved in Lanez’s case will be required to submit written briefs outlining their respective recommendations for the sentence that the defendant deserves.
She continued, “It really was never likely that Lanez would actually be sentenced today. In addition to the motion for new trial, his lawyers and the prosecutors are going to want to file written briefs that lay out the type of sentence they think Lanez should get i.e. how many years in prison.”
The date has been set for the motion requesting a new trial for Lanez, which is scheduled to be heard on April 10. If the motion is denied by the judge, then the defendant will face sentencing on the very same day.
Lanez was found guilty of three serious felony charges in December 2022, stemming from the highly publicized Megan Thee Stallion 2020 shooting case. These charges included assault with a semiautomatic firearm, possession of a concealed, unregistered firearm, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
The rapper faces up to 22 years and eight months in prison as well as deportation to Canada if he is found guilty. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we keep you updated on this story as it develops.
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