Tory Lanez Denied New Trial

On Tuesday May 8 a Los Angeles judge denied Tory Lanez's request for a new trial. The Canadian rapper was convicted in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in December of last year. Lanez never took the witness stand but maintain his innocence by pleading not guilty.

Judge Herriford came to his decision after a five hour hearing of Tory's lawyer argue for a new trial. Tory begged the judge for a new trial saying, " Your honor, please don't ruin my life." Originally the judge ruled Tory would be sentenced within 30 days of the decision on the motion for a new trial.

Daystar Peterson, known to many as Tory Lanez is facing 22 years and 8 months in prison. The sentencing has been delayed several times since January.

Tory was found guilty on three felony counts; assault with a semi-automatic firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, unregistered forearm and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

The Los Angeles prosecutors argued the evidence against Tory Lanez is "overwhelming". The L.A. prosecutor's office filed a motion asking the judge to deny the defense of a new trial.

Tory remains behind bars. All updates will continue to be posted here.

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