American rapper Tory Lanez, who was convicted of shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in late December, was initially scheduled to receive his sentence next Tuesday. However, his sentencing date has been pushed back, and a hearing will take place on Tuesday instead.
According to The Shade Room, citing information from California-based journalist Meghann Cuniff, the delay in sentencing is due to the “availability of the trial transcripts that Lanez’s attorneys need for their motion for new trial.”
The report indicates that the motion has yet to be filed, which Cuniff concedes is time-consuming. Furthermore, Lanez has acquired a new legal team following the trial, which contributed to the need for additional time to assemble their trial motion.
“There will still be a hearing Tuesday, in which we should learn the new sentencing date. Unless other issues come up, it could be a very brief hearing,” Cuniff stated in a Tweet, adding that “Lanez should be there” as the “Judge has to ask him if he agrees to the delay.”
The 30-year-old Canadian rapper was found guilty on all three counts, including assault with a semiautomatic weapon, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm inside a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence.
See Meghann Cuniff’s tweets below: