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While nearing the closeout of 2022, Canadian artist Tory Lanez received a guilty verdict for charges stemming from the 2020 Megan Thee Stallion shooting which played out all over social media for the past two years. Although Tory, real name Daystar Peterson, has vehemently maintained his innocence throughout the trial, he ultimately was convicted of three charges from the night where Meg was shot following a party a Kylie Jenner’s home.
Now, Lanez awaits sentencing, which has been postponed due to new representation for the singer and father of one. According to Rolling Stone court reporter, Nancy Dillon, Tory’s scheduled court appearance was for “substation of attorney” and not for sentencing. Lanez is reportedly facing 22 years but is now in the process of an appeal. The “Say It” rapper has retained a new lawyer, David Kenner, who famously represented Suge Knight in a 1990s robbery case. As his previous lawyer, George Mgdesyan, stated he doesn’t “do appeals” Tory’s new legal counsel has asked for more time to prepare.
Lanez’s next court appearance for sentencing will happen on February 28th.
Tory Lanez sentencing officially pushed from Jan. 27 to Feb. 28 at the earliest (it’s a 0 of 20 date)
— Nancy Dillon (@Nancy__Dillon) January 10, 2023
Tory Lanez Update: Court confirms hearing tomorrow will be for “substitution of attorney”
George Mgdesyan says he’s leaving on good terms, making way for David Kenner (Suge Knight’s longtime lawyer):
“I don’t do appeals, so we had to get somebody on board to handle the appeal”
— Nancy Dillon (@Nancy__Dillon) January 9, 2023