Tory Lanez Sentencing Delayed Again As His Lawyers Fight For New Trial

Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez has remained behind bars since a California jury found him guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion.

Tory Lanez still awaits sentencing months after he was convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion.

According to multiple reports, Judge David J. Herriford delayed a hearing for Tory Lanez’s motion for a new trial on Monday (April 10). The embattled rapper is scheduled to return to court in Los Angeles on April 17.

The Canadian artist’s sentencing has been rescheduled several times since his conviction. At one point, his sentencing was scheduled for April 10.

Last month, defense lawyers filed a motion for a new trial. Judge Herriford intended to rule on the motion on Monday, but he granted a continuance when attorneys sought to add to their argument.

A California jury found Tory Lanez guilty in a highly publicized trial in December 2022. He was convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm with gross negligence and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.

Megan Thee Stallion testified about the July 2020 shooting at the trial. Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, did not take the stand. He hired new attorneys after his conviction.

Tory Lanez faces up to 22 years and eight months in prison. He remains in custody while seeking a new trial.