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Lanez Pleading For His Life

Tory Lanez is begging a judge to not "ruin his life" as his motion for a new trial regarding the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case is reviewed

Tory Lanez, who is facing almost 23 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion, is begging the court to look fondly on him as his motion for a new trial is reviewed.

Lanez appeared in an Los Angeles court on Monday (May 8th) for a hearing over his motion for another trial following the guilty verdict he recieved in December for allegedly drunkenly-shooting Megan Thee Stallion. The charges included assault with a semi-automatic firearm, carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm, and firing a gun with gross negligence.

Lanez's legal team, comprised of Matthew Barhoma and Jose Baez, argued that the Canadian artist's last lawyer, George Mgdesyan, was "ineffective counsel". According to Law&Crime journalist Meghann Cuniff, Mgdesyan not being up to task was due to having a lack of time to prepare his defense as a result of having to step in for Lanez's initial attorney Shawn Holley, who had to step aside due to scheduling issues.

Barhoma and Baez also argued that Lanez's DNA was not found on the firearm used in the shooting, claiming that they had hired "one of the best DNA experts in the nation to carefully analyze the same DNA test," and found absolutely no traces of Lanez's DNA on the gun.

When asked by Judge Herriford as to why there was no objection from the defense team regarding the DNA test, Barhoma claimed that Holley was in the middle of hiring her own DNA-expert; in actuality, according to the Lanez defense, Holley would not find an expert for several months and was overall "not adequately prepared."

The chances of Tory Lanez receiving another trial may be quite slim, but this did not deter him from giving an emotional-plea to the judge.

"Please don’t ruin my life. I could be your son. I could be your brother," Lanez pleaded as he was escorted away in handcuffs, referring to Judge Herriford in such a manner given him being a Black man like the singer. The judge gave no response.

A ruling on the motion is expected to be heard Tuesday morning (May 9th), and should it be denied, Lanez could still appeal the conviction. Otherwise, he is looking at over 20 years behind bars.


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