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On Friday, a jury in Los Angeles County District, California, found Canadian rapper Tory Lanez guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot in 2020.

Tory Lanez found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion

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Rapper Tory Lanez was found guilty of three crimes in the 2020 shooting of hip-hop icon Megan Thee Stallion by a Los Angeles jury on Friday, in a courtroom following a trial that seethed with intensity. Megan suffered injuries from the attack, including bullet fragments in her feet, and Lanez’s conviction may result in a sentence of more than 20 years in jail.

Stallion, an American Grammy-winning rapper, also accused her colleague and ex-boyfriend, Lanez, of shooting her in the foot two years ago after the two left a Los Angeles party at Kylie Jenner’s house.

Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, pleaded not guilty to shooting Megan and devoted a whole album to refuting Megan Thee Stallion’s account of what happened, according to CNBC.

He had previously been accused of assault with a semiautomatic weapon and keeping a loaded, unauthorized weapon in a moving vehicle. The sources state that earlier last month, the prosecutor added a third charge: discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

In addition to the possibility of being deported to his native Canada after serving his term, Lanez faces a maximum sentence of 22 years and 8 months in jail. After seven hours of deliberation, the jury reached a decision, and he was then brought into custody without delay.

A sentencing hearing will take place on January 27, 2023.

Published by HOLR Magazine.