Tory Lanez appeals guilty verdict in Megan Thee Stallion case
Tory Lanez continues to fight for her freedom despite guilty verdict in Megan Thee Stallion shooting trial!
Daystar Peterson is a Canadian rapper, best known by his stage name Tory Lanez. After receiving recognition for his award-winning songs, the entertainer’s reputation took a downward turn in 2020 due to allegations of assault.
After the “Savage” singer’s feud with the Brampton native came to light, both sides fought desperately to prove her narrative was the truth. However, the jury found the hip-hop star guilty of shooting the Texas beauty.
Not one to give up without a fight, Lanez recently filed an appeal to dismiss the charges against him in the shooting trial. Read on for more details!
Tory Lanez appeals guilty verdict in Megan Thee Stallion shooting case over bad evidence
according to legal documents obtained by TMZ, The “In For It” rapper’s latest addition to his defense team, Jose Baez, claimed that prosecutors used “irrelevant evidence” to attack his client.
The prominent criminal defense attorney accused prosecutors of wrongfully submitting a shirtless photo of the Grammy nominee with a gun tattoo on his chest. Although Megan’s lawyers claimed the photo was taken for identification purposes, Baez believed their intentions were dirty.
The criminal defense attorney claimed prosecutors chose the image to manipulate the jury into believing his client had a propensity for guns. In the court filing, the “Luv” rapper’s attorney further accused prosecutors of threatening to show Lanez’s rap lyrics to the grand jury.
According to Baez, this action was a serious mistake on their part. It also came after Megan’s friend Kelsey Harris, who was in the vehicle during the 2020 shooting.
The attorney noted that prosecutors presented to the jury an 80-minute interview with the witness, in which Harris recalled what happened that night. However, Baez pointed out that the “Sweetest Pie” singer’s boyfriend later recanted several details of her statements.
Regarding prosecutors’ “irrelevant evidence,” the defense attorney said it was wrong to submit an Instagram post that contained allegations from one of Megan’s producers. In the note, the individual claimed that cops matched the bullets from his client’s gun to fragments in the rapper’s leg.
Additionally, Baez thought it was improper to accept Megan’s statements to the cops after the shooting, where she claimed Lanez begged her not to say anything because she was on probation. If the appeal is successful, the sentencing of the Canadian sensation is scheduled to continue next month.
The rapper faces up to 22 years in prison for three firearms offenses. HoweverLanez enlisted Baez’s help in January to avoid that impending doom, despite a hefty fee in attorneys’ fees. For those of you who don’t know, the criminal defense attorney has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Association’s “Top 100 Lawyers” list for four consecutive years.
One of his most famous cases was the acquittal of Casey Anthony in 2011. A mother has avoided prison and the death penalty after being charged with murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie. Sources claimed Baez’s high-profile services cost a fortune, with the lawyer asking Lanez for $200,000 a month. Following the revelation, Twitter fans had a field day trolling the 30-year-old for footing the lavish bill.
Many thought the Brampton native would get the short end of the stick with Baez. Some claimed the lawyer would take the rapper’s money without any effort, while others joked that the Juno winner was broke and in jail.
Bloody photos of Megan Thee Stallion’s leg have surfaced on social media
After the “Say It” singer’s guilty plea in December, fans got their first look at what may have happened that fateful night. As we reported, blog Nique at Nite posted the gruesome photos of Megan’s shooting on Instagram.
The photo dump captured scenes from a real-life horror movie, with blood splattered on the seats of Lanez’s car. Inside the vehicle, there were blood stains on the hood, next to the packages, there was a blood-soaked rag on the floor. Photos taken by authorities show that Harris was covered in bruises, significantly on his shins, thighs and scalp.
The most damning evidence of the horrific nightmare were X-rays taken of Megan’s leg. The pictures captured the entertainer’s appendage with two white dots representing the balls in her ankle area.
Additionally, leaked audio of Harris’ 911 call captured the “Body” rapper’s boyfriend in agony and sobbing as he revealed that his friend had been shot. To summarize the story, Harris admitted that the trio fought, but Lanez took the firearm too far.