Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – A judge has set a new sentencing date of April 10 for rapper Tory Lanez, after he was convicted of assault and two other charges for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the feet during a 2020 argument in the Hollywood Hills.
At a brief hearing in downtown Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge David Herriford agreed to rescind an order that had barred the 30-year-old Canadian rapper, whose real name is Daystar Peterson from publicly commenting on the case.
Lanez’s new team of attorneys is expected to file a motion for a new trial, which is set to be heard on April 10.
Lanez, who has remained jailed without bail since minutes after the Dec. 23 verdict, was convicted of one felony count each of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, discharging a firearm with gross negligence and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle in connection with the shooting early the morning of July 12, 2020.
He is facing a maximum potential sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison.