Tory Lanez Sentencing Changed To April + Gag Order Lifted #ToryLanez

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Tory Lanez Sentencing Changed To April + Gag Order Lifted #ToryLanez

Tory Lanez, who could be facing 22 years, was given a new sentencing date in April, which was originally set for Feb. 28. Lanez has been in jail since he was fo

Share Updated By: Nadya Nataly (2/28/23 at 2:07 pm) Tory Lanez originally had a sentencing hearing scheduled for Feb. 28 at a Los Angeles court. However, the sentencing is now set for April 10. Amid the shuffling of the new sentencing date, the gag order Lanez was honoring since the start of the trial was recently dropped. The Brampton native has not made any public statements on trial, but in light of the dropped gag order, it seems to be a possibility. According to a SOHH source, Lanez, donned in an orange jumper, appeared to be in good spirits. Tory Lanezs father, who arrived a few minutes late, was also seen in the courtroom. Inside The Tory Lanez Jurys Guilty Verdict An inside look at the Tory Lanez jurys deliberations reveals the 12-member panel carefully scrutinized testimony from Megan Thee Stallion, the 911 caller Sean Kelly, and the Kelsey Harris September 2022 interview with prosecutors. Delayed Sentencing and Lanez New Defense Team Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hon. David Herriford changed Tory Lanez sentencing date, on Jan. 10, to Feb. 28 after Lanez told the judge he wanted to change legal team and at the request of his new attorneys David Kenner and Matthew Barhoma. Kenner isthe attorney who helped Snoop Dogg beat his 1993 murder case and also Suge Knights former attorney. He also told Judge Herriford he was waiting for transcripts from the December trial so he could prepare a motion for a new trial. Lanez was originally represented by attorney George Mgdesyan who said he wasnt leaving Lanez on bad terms. I dont do appeals, so we had to get somebody on board to handle the appeal, said Mgdesyan. Lanez has remained in jail without bail since the Dec. 23, 2022 verdict. The Jurys Deliberation & Questions Jury deliberation started on Dec. 22 and spilled into Dec. 23. The majority female yet ethnically diverse jurors had been on duty since jury selection began on Dec. 5th, practically 14 days. The jury worked over the course of seven hours in two days before delivering a verdict to The Honorable Judge David Herriford of guilty on all counts. 911 Caller Testimony Sean Kelly Reviewed At 1:45 p.m. on December 22nd, the jury requested to be read the testimony from 911 caller Sean Kelly In Kellys testimony with the defense, he said he saw Harris holding what could have looked like a muzzle or fireworks. But in his testimony with the prosecution, he said he also saw Lanez with the muzzle or fireworks. Willfully Explained By Judge At 3:50 p.m.the jury asked for the definition of willfully and on purpose. Willfully means having a purpose or willingness to commit an act, responded Judge Herriford, his initials noted on the Los Angeles Superior Court documents obtained by SOHH. Please refer to instruction number 875. There is no legal definition for on purpose words and phrases not specifically defined in these instructions are to be applied using ordinary, everyday meaning. The Jurors were instructed not to read or view reports in the news or discuss them outside the jury room. Deliberation continued the next day, Dec. 23. Firearm Had A Double Action Safety The Friday (Dec. 23) before the holidays, the jury returned with the heavy task of delivering the verdict before the 3-day weekend. The jurys state of mind seemed weary and hyper-aware of the looming holiday, according to SOHHs embedded trial reporter, TK Trinidad. According to documents, they also asked for the meaning of double action safety and for the prosecutions firearms expert, LAPD firearms examiner Srinivasan Rathinans testimony read back to them. According to reports, LAPDs Rathinan testified: A double action firearm needs a specific amount of force to be fired, and the specific firearm needed 8.5 pounds of pressure applied to the trigger to fire, reducing the likelihood the firearm could fire accidentally. Tory Lanez Court Documents Tory Lanez Court Documents Tory Lanez Court Documents Readback Of Megan & Harriss Testimonies Jurors also asked for Megan The Stallion s court testimony to be read back where they asked about her statements on contacting her team after she was shot. They also requested the transcript of Kelsey Harris September 2022 interviewwith the LA District Attorneys. Harris is Megans former assistant and best friend from college. Megan, in her testimony, said Lanez was the person who shot her on July 12, 2022. Although Harris pleaded the fifth on the stand and unrolled a series of I cant remember statementsthroughout her court testimony, the jury asked for a transcript of her September 2022 interview with the district attorney, where she also said Lanez shot Megan. Jurors received the requested readback or were given access to transcripts from the court reporter. Tory Lanez Facing 22 Years After seven hours of deliberation, the jury read a guilty verdict on all three counts one count of assault with an automatic firearm and found true the allegations that he caused great bodily injury and used a firearm. He also was conv Read more


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