a jury of The Angels (California) found rapper guilty Tory Lanez this Friday of all charges for shooting the singer Megan Thee Stallion in 2020 at the exit of a party.
The jury indicted the Canadian rapper, whose legal name is Daystar PetersonFor assault with a semi-automatic firearm, having a loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence, US media reported.
Although the sentence is not yet known, the charges could carry 22 years in jail for the 30-year-old rapper.
In the courtroom, Lanez’s father rose from his seat to yell, “This wicked system is on trial before Almighty God!”, then pointed at the prosecutors in the case and accused them of “wicked people,” before being removed from the court. the room by agents.
During the trial, Megan Pete, better known as Megan Thee Stallion, testified that in the summer of 2020 Lanez fired a pistol towards the back of his feet and yelled at her to dance as she walked away from the car in which the two had been traveling for hollywood hills.
According to the singer’s version, the event took place after the two had had an argument in which she insulted the rapper’s music.
Megan had to undergo surgery to extract bullet fragments from his feet.
Prior to the judges’ deliberation, Lanez’s attorney claimed the shots were actually fired by Megan’s then-best friend, Kelsey Harris, in a jealous rage over Lanez, but Harris denied shooting and previously identified Lanez as the one holding the gun.
Prosecutors emphasized the courage Megan, 27, had in coming forward.
Following the verdict, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon thanked Megan for her testimony and condemned the bullying and taunting she experienced after coming forward after being shot.
“You showed incredible bravery and vulnerability with your testimony despite repeated and grotesque attacks that you did not deserve,” Gascón asserted, according to a review ‘The Washington Post’.
Thee Stallion became one of the revelation rappers of 2020 for the song “Savage”, which went viral thanks to a choreography imitated by thousands of users of the TikTok social network.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)
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