Prosecutors are demanding a severe prison sentence for Tory Lanez, the alleged triggerman in the July 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. Deputy District Attorneys Kathy Ta and Alex Bott filed a motion emphasizing Lanez’s alleged callousness and lack of provocation during the incident. The filing highlights Lanez firing five shots at Megan’s feet while she was defenseless and shoeless in an unfamiliar neighborhood. Prosecutors argue that Lanez’s conduct demonstrated a high level of indifference to human life, posing a significant danger to those around him.
Although the motion doesn’t specify the recommended prison term, a more detailed memorandum is expected to be filed by June 6. If Judge David Herriford agrees with the prosecution, Tory Lanez could face a sentence longer than the middle range of the maximum, which stands at 22 years and 8 months. However, state law requires the jury to identify “aggravating factors” before a judge can apply them for a sentence exceeding the middle range.
Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, has been held without bond since being found guilty of first-degree assault with a firearm. The 30-year-old artist will face sentencing on June 13. Lanez’s request for a new trial was recently denied, despite his defense attorneys presenting arguments about ineffective counsel and the absence of his DNA on the weapon.