Listen Live
RNB Fest 2024 social graphics and individual artist graphis
RNB Philly Featured Video
CLOSE
tory lanez

Source: Getty / Radio One

Tory Lanez‘s new sentencing date is August 7. Tory is facing up to 22 years in prison and his sentencing in the trial was scheduled for today, but moments ago Judge Herriford approved the defense’s request to push it back. Last December, he was found guilty on all charges connected to the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.

RELATED: Report: Prosecutors Seeking Harsher Sentence In Tory Lanez Conviction

RELATED: Jury Finds Tory Lanez Guilty In 2020 Shooting Of Megan Thee Stallion

A verdict was reached about 24 hours after the jury first broke for deliberations on Dec. 22. The jury consisted of five men and seven women. Lanez faced charges of felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle stemming from the July 2020 shooting incident that left rapper Megan Thee Stallion with foot injuries. The 30-year-old Canadian rapper was convicted on all three counts.

In August 2020 during an Instagram live, Megan publicly identified Lanez as the person who attacked her however, Lanez has adamantly denied the allegations and suggested that Kelsey Harris, Megan’s former best friend, was the person responsible.

Last month, prosecutors made a move for more prison time for the 30-year-old musician based on what is being described as three new “aggravating factors.”

The prosecution’s argument for a harsher sentence are based on the following:

  • [Tory’s] callousness and the great bodily harm he caused Megan Thee Stallion
  • His use of of a semi-automatic firearm.
  • Megan’s vulnerability as a victim.

At minimum, reports indicate that Lanez will still be facing a minimum of nine years behind bars.

Tory Lanez Sentencing Date Moved To August 7  was originally published on theboxhouston.com