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

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Herriford has sentenced Tory Lanez to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot.

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

The incident dates back to July 2020, at which time the two were a couple.

Megan claimed during her trial testimony that there was a tense argument between her, Lanez and her longtime friend and assistant, Kelsey Harris, when she confronted the two over rumors of an intimate relationship between them. According to Megan, when the rapper left the car and began to drive away, Lanez yelled at her, “Dance, p*ta,” while shooting her in the feet.

The Canadian artist was sentenced in December. He had the opportunity to express his words during Tuesday’s sentencing, expressing his remorse and asking the judge for probation or a shorter sentence. “If I could reverse the events of that night and change them, I would,” Lanez stated. “The victim was my friend. The victim is someone I still care about today.”

He went on to express, “I take full responsibility for everything I did wrong that night.”

Despite this, the judge noted that it was difficult to reconcile Lanez’s version presented by her friends and family during the trial with Lanez’s version of shooting the Houston rapper that summer, which led Megan to undergo surgery to remove bullet fragments from her foot. “Sometimes, good people commit wrong actions,” she commented. “Actions have consequences and in this case, there are no winners.”

Megan was not present during sentencing, but sent a statement that was read in court the day before. “Since the defendant shot me in anger, I have not experienced a single day of peace,” she expressed. “I am slowly healing and coming back, but I will never be the same.”

Tory Lanez was credited with 10 months of time served, as he has been in prison largely since his conviction in December, when he was convicted of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

“We are deeply disappointed,” said Lanez’s attorney, Jose Baez. “I have seen involuntary manslaughter cases and others where there was loss of life, and the defendant received less than 10 years.” He added that he considers the sentence as “another example of someone being punished for his celebrity status and being used as an example. He is not an example. He is a human being”. Baez plans to appeal the verdict and is seeking bail for his client.

“I hope Megan Thee Stallion’s bravery will give hope to those who feel helpless,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón after the sentencing.

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