After being accused and convicted as guilty in the shooting trial of Megan Thee Stallion, popular rapper Tory Lanez is trying to get a different verdict by filing an appeal.
Looking at being incarcerated for 22 years for being charged with three felony firearms violations, Lanez is expected to be sentenced in April.
According to TMZ, the appeal claims that the case was mishandled and that the prosecutors who were working on the case submitted irrelevant evidence in a successful attempt to muddy Lanez’s name and image.
Criminal defence attorney, Jose Baez, Tory’s lawyer during the trial, brought up the prosecutor’s threats to use the entertainer’s rap lyrics in court, and used a picture where the defendant’s gun tattoo was on display to taint the jury.
It was also mentioned that it was not right to use Megan’s statement to the cops (that Tory said to her) directly after the shooting, which is, “Please don’t say anything because I’m on probation,” in the trial.
Another grounds for the appeal, Baez said, was that Kelsey Harris’ (Megan’s ex-best friend) recanted statements were still used as a huge basis for conviction and that the Instagram post made by Megan’s producers, who voiced that police had found the bullet fragments in the Captain Hook artiste’s foot matched those in Tory’s gun, should not have been allowed to be admitted as evidence.
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