Law & Crime reporter Meghann Cuniff, who has been boots-on-the-ground with the case since it commenced in the Los Angeles County Courthouse, reported that Lanez (real name Daystar Peterson) has been officially imprisoned as of Thursday (September 14).
She reported that Lanez went into his bail motion with representatives from Unite The People, who signed off on his request for bail. Jose Baez, best known for his defense of Casey Anthony, could not appear in court on Lanez’s behalf due to “prior commitments.”
Lanez requested that Judge Herriford allow him to live in the same house with his son, and he’ll be renting out a home from a man who rents out exotic homes and cars should his request be granted.
Unfortunately for Lanez, his pleas fell on deaf ears. “Tory Lanez is officially headed to prison,” Cuniff wrote in her Tweet. “The motion will be denied and proceedings concluded. Thank you,” Judge Herriford said. Lanez grinned at his supporters, including his father and friends from the Unite the People legal services group, before being led out.”
Check out her tweet below:
Tory Lanez is officially headed to prison.
"The motion will be denied and proceedings concluded. Thank you," Judge Herriford said.
Lanez grinned at his supporters, including his father and friends from the Unite the People legal services group, before being led out.
— Meghann Cuniff (@meghanncuniff) September 14, 2023
Tory Lanez has now exhausted all of his appeals in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case, and this final turn of events comes shortly after it was revealed that the “Lie to Me” rapper initially turned down a four-year plea deal to take his chances with the California jury.
VladTV reported last month that the Canadian rapper was offered a four-year plea deal by prosecutors earlier in the case, citing “sources close to the case.”
However, Tory — who has long maintained his innocence — reportedly rejected the deal and opted to take the case to trial. His decision didn’t work out in his favor, though, as he was found guilty on all counts last December following a two-week trial.
Lanez was then sentenced to 10 years behind bars by Judge David Herriford in August, three less than the prosecution were seeking. He was facing a maximum of 22 years and eight months, as well as subsequent deportation to his Canada (which will still be enforced once he’s released from prison).
The sentencing played out over two days in Los Angeles court. During it, a scathing written statement from Megan Thee Stallion was read aloud by District Attorney Kathy Ta.
In it, Megan blasted Tory for spinning false narratives about the shooting, which left her with bullet fragments in both feet, and making light of her “trauma” in subsequent music releases. As a result, she said she has “not experienced a single day of peace” since the shooting.