Sentencing for Daystar Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez was delayed again today Tuesday (June 13). More than five months after being convicted of shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. The Canadian rapper is facing 22 years and 8 months in prison over the shooting.
A California jury convicted Tory of three felony charges pertaining to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. The charges listed were assault with a semiautomatic handgun, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
The delay comes by request of Tory's attorneys. His legal team has until August 1 to submit sentencing recommendation. The new sentencing date is set for August 7, reported by Meghann Cuniff. The prosecution has asked for Lanez to be sentenced to 13 years behind bars in a state prison.
Reporter Cuniff provided updates on Twitter that Tory did appear briefly in court today wearing an orange jumpsuit and a black scully.
Lanez's sentencing has been delayed five times since he's obtained new attorneys and filed a motion for a new trial. Request for new trial was denied.Earlier this month Tory requested Judge Horrified be disqualified from the trial; which was denied. Judge Herriford made it clear that there were "no facts or circumstances which require my disqualification or recusal in this case."
A sentencing memorandum cited Tory's "unprovoked attack" on August Alsina. The incident occurred backstage at a comedy show in Chicago. The memorandum also mentioned Tory's "Campaign of misinformation" via music and social media posts retraumatizing Megan before the trial started. Prosecutors included his "online reach is worldwide with millions of followers. The use of his words and pen were cited as power and used by Tory.
It is unclear at this time pending sentencing if this will cause Daystar Peterson to be deported back to Canada. As more details are developed updates will be posted here.