Tory Lanez found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion

The singer and rapper Tory Lanez has guilty of assaulting the rapper Megan Thee Stallion. The Canadian artist was convicte on all charges in a Los Angeles courtroom on Dec 23.

The charges stem from a dispute that took place on July 12, 2020, after the rappers left a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house in Los Angeles. Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, stood trial for three felony charges; assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a concealed, unregistered firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm. Peterson, 30, was accuse of assaulting Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete. Shooting her in both feet after an argument in a vehicle leaving the party spille out onto the street around 4 a.m.

Tory Lanez found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion

A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for two days in Los Angeles Superior Court after hearing arguments from both the prosecution and the defense in a high profile trial that stretched on for the past two weeks, coming right up against the Christmas holiday weekend.

During the last two weeks of witness and expert statements, the jury and members of the public observed emotional testimony from the victim herself, unexpected twists in testimony and varie interpretations of the hard evidence in the case.

Megan Pete was one of the first names called for the prosecution. She gave her account of the assault, pointing to Peterson in court as the shooter.

Tory Lanez found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion

The Houston rapper also described how the assault and these proceedings have impacted her career and life the last two and a half years. Pete talked about being repeatedly doubted and ostracize by some in the “big, boys’ club” of the music industry, and being ridiculed, slut-shamed and threatened online.

After Pete’s statements, the prosecution’s key witness. Kelsey Harris, recante her statement, delivering a blow to their case. Harris, the former best friend and assistant of Pete. Was in the vehicle with the two rappers that night. Harris’ testimony was highly anticipate as potential corroboration for Pete’s account of the night. Which pegge Peterson as the shooter. Harris’ testimony was also expecte to lay the grounds for the defense to explore the theory that she, not Peterson, was the shooter in this incident.

But when Harris took the stand on Dec. 14, she requeste to exercise her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. The prosecution offered Harris use immunity meaning information directly or indirectly derive from the testimony. Other information can’t be use against the witness in any criminal case but even. With the offer. She still hesitate to answer many questions. Times not even admitting that she knew Pete shot. Despite confirming that Pete reste her leg on Harris as they fle from police and later photographe. In jail with Pete’s blood on her, Harris repeatedly said. Her team told me she steppe on glass and that she wasn’t aware she was bleeding.

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