In the Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Case, Tory Lanez Was Awarded a Third Felony Charge
Tory Lanez has been charged with a third felony in the 2020 shooting case against Megan Thee Stallion, whose trial is now underway.
During Monday’s (December 5) proceedings, the prosecution introduced a new felony charge for “discharging a firearm with gross carelessness,” according to Rolling Stone writer Nancy Dillon.
With Lanez being a Canadian citizen, the charge carries a six-year term and, if convicted, can still qualify as a “deportable offense.”
If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison. Other allegations include “felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle,” as well as lesser charges for causing serious bodily harm.
The jury selection procedure for the celebrity trial began on November 28, and opening statements are scheduled for December 12.
Lanez was released from house arrest ahead of his trial and given permission to leave his home to adequately prepare for the case with his legal team. “Mr. “Over our office’s protests, Peterson’s home arrest was released,” said the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in a statement.
The home arrest order was issued in October in relation to an altercation the Canadian singer had with August Alsina in Chicago a month previously.
Judge David Herriford noted that he was removing Tory’s house arrest “primarily for the sake of trial preparation.”
Lanez is suspected of firing at Megan in July 2020 and injuring both of her feet. The trial was supposed to begin in September, but it was postponed after Tory asked a judge to delay the start date because his legal counsel was distracted with other trials.
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In October 2020, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office charged Tory Lanez with felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, unlicensed firearm in a vehicle.