Tory Lanez sentenced to 10 years in prison after Megan Thee Stallion shooting

Tory Lanez sentenced to 10 years in prison after Megan Thee Stallion shooting

Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion.

In December, a jury in LA found the Say It rapper guilty of three felonies after the WAP musician was shot in both feet.

The 28-year-old accused her former pal, 30, of being behind her injuries after she left a party in July, 2020.

She was left wounded after the shooting and needed to undergo surgery to remove bullet fragments from her feet.

Lanez was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in an SUV and pleaded not guilty to an assault charge.

He chose not to take the stand during the trial.

A judge has now sentenced the star, real name Daystar Peterson, to a decade behind bars.

Peterson was due to be sentenced earlier this year, following several delays, but the hearing was pushed back when his attorneys filed a motion for a new trial – a move that the judge denied last month.

The trial took place at the end of last year, more than two years after the incident occurred.

Appearing in court, the Savage rapper – real name Megan Pete – became emotional as she recalled the shooting, telling the jury that she wished she hadn’t survived her ordeal.

She also slammed the reaction of many in the music industry, and the focus on her personal life instead of her injuries.

‘I’m having a really difficult time sitting up here telling my story and having to sit across [from] people who have made up lies about me and having to [sit] across from Tory,’ she told the court through tears, via People Magazine.

‘I try to be strong. I don’t like to look weak. I don’t want to give them the power that they’ve taken from me for the last three years.

‘Not a day goes by without being called a liar. This whole thing is about who I was having sex with, not who shot me, and I don’t know why.’

‘This situation has been worse for me while he’s more popular – I’ve turned into a type of villain while he’s a hero,’ she continued. ‘I can’t even be happy… I don’t want to talk to friends or family.

‘I don’t want to live. I wish he had just shot and killed me if I had to go through this torture.’

The jury deliberated for one day before convicting Lanez of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

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