The trial of Tory Lanez who was accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion a fellow rapper, is now over. The verdict on all counts has been guilty. This case was widely publicized and has caused divisions within the hip-hop community.
“A jury has found Tory Lanez guilty of all three charges related to Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting on April 20, 2020.
The courtroom was filled with a crazy and scary scene as his stepmother and father screamed at the injustice. Meghann Cuniff tweeted:
Lanez was convicted of assault using a semiautomatic weapon, carrying an unregistered loaded firearm in a car, and firing a firearm grossly negligently.
Lanez claimed during the trial that Megan’s former friend Kelsey Harris had been responsible for the shooting. Harris, however, denied any involvement.
Megan testified she saw Lanez shooting her, and that he said to her “Dance b*tch”, as he fired his gun. She said she was also shocked and confused at the time.
Lanez’s defense attempted to doubt Megan’s testimonies to get a not-guilty verdict. The jury found Lanez guilty of all charges. Lanez stated in an exclusive interview that if convicted, he may face up to 24 years in prison.
The Tory Lanez verdict has generated strong reactions and controversy. The outcome of Lanez’s trial is still unknown, but it has attracted much attention and discussion.
A firearm discharged with gross negligence can also result in criminal charges. It involves using a gun recklessly or carelessly that could cause injury or death.
It can be firing into a crowd, shooting a weapon while drunk or high, or not handling or securing a firearm properly. Specific charges and penalties depend on jurisdiction and circumstances.
Remember that everyone has the right to a fair, impartial trial. It is the duty of the legal system that justice be served.
It is vital that anyone charged with a criminal offense or who is a victim of one understands the legal system and seeks the advice of an experienced lawyer.