Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Case: Tory Lanez Denied Bail

by Xara Aziz
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A Los Angeles judge has denied Tory Lanez bail after his legal team filed a motion to have the rapper out of jail while awaiting sentencing.

Judge David Herriford denied the motion at a Thursday hearing. Lanez was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in Hollywood Hills in 2020.  

Unite the People CEO and co-founder Ceasar McDowell confirmed the news to USA TODAY. The criminal justice nonprofit has picked up Lanez as a client as he appeals the case’s verdict.

Attorney Crystal Morgan and Lanezs lawyers had requested for Judge Herriford to pause his prison sentence while undergoing the appeal process and asked that he be allowed to live with his wife and 6-year-old son, according to Rolling Stone and courtroom reporter Meghann Cuniff.

In August, Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of shooting Megan in 2020.

“Everything I did that night, I take full responsibility,” Lanez said. “I truly am just trying to be a better person.”

The Canadian rapper appeared shocked but remained quiet as the sentence was announced. His son’s mother burst into tears as she was escorted out of the courtroom.

At the time, Lanez’s legal team said they planned to file an appeal for both the sentence and conviction.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Herriford said it was “difficult to reconcile” Lanez for firing a gun at Megan five times.

“Sometimes good people do bad things,” Judge Herriford said. “Actions have consequences, and there are no winners in this case.”

In December, the Canadian rapper became a convicted felon after a Los Angeles jury found him guilty of three counts of assault with a semiautomatic handgun, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

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