On Friday (December 23rd), a Los Angeles jury found Tory Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July 2020. According to TMZ, Lanez was found guilty on all three charges against him, including felony negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm.
After the verdict was read, several members of Tory's family — including his dad and stepmom — shouted, "This system stands before God!" and calling the court system evil. Deputies surrounded his family members and escorted them out of the courtroom.
Lanez's attorney George Mgdesyan said in a statement, “We are shocked by the verdict. There was not sufficient evidence to convict Mr. Peterson. We believe this case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt. We will be exploring all options including an appeal.”
Megan's attorney Alex Spiro said in a statement, “The jury got it right. I am thankful there is justice for Meg."
Meanwhile, District attorney George Gascón said in a statement, “I want to start by highlighting the bravery of Megan Pete. You showed incredible courage and vulnerability with your testimony despite repeated and grotesque attacks that you did not deserve. You faced unjust and despicable scrutiny that no woman should ever face and you have been an inspiration to others across LA County and the nation.”
Tory now faces more than 22 years in prison, which will be determined during sentencing on January 27th. Sources connected to the case says Tory's lawyers were in touch with immigration officials — before the guilty verdict — and they've reportedly been informed there's a strong likelihood he will be forced to leave the country.