, 2022-12-24 02:11:47,
On Friday, a the jury found Lanez guilty of three felonies in 2020 shootingthat left the chart-topping star wounded with bullet fragments in her feet.
The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for a day before convicting Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, having an unregistered loaded firearm in a vehicle, and firing a weapon. fire with gross negligence.
The charges could lead to up to 22 years in prison.
Lanez showed no visible reaction when the verdict was read. He was handcuffed while in the courtroom.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose legal name is Megan Pete, testified during the trial that Lanez had shot her in the back of her feet and yelled at her to dance as she walked away from a van they had been riding in in the Hollywood Hills. . in July 2020.
She said the two had had a feud that became especially heated when she started insulting his music. Megan Laterx required surgery to remove bullet fragments from her feet.
The shooting set off a storm of cultural issues and arguments that peaked during the trial, including the reluctance of black victims to speak to police, the protection of black women, gender politics in hip-hop, and the online toxicity.
In closing arguments, prosecutors emphasized the courage it had taken to…
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