Tory Lanez Denied New Trial 

Lyndon Abioye |

Tory Lanez has been denied a new trial by a Los Angeles judge. The rapper is now awaiting sentencing.

“The court finds no error, prosecutorial misconduct or newly discovered evidence,” the judge said in court.

Lanez was found guilty of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. But his attorneys argued that he should be given a new trial due to procedural errors, prosecutorial misconduct, discovery violations and ineffective counsel.

Last month, the rapper posted a letter to the district attorney pleading his innocence.

“Mr. Gascón, I come to you today as a wrongfully convicted Black man, not asking for sympathy, nor compassion, but for you to simply do what is fair and right in the laws of California, and most importantly in the eyes of God,” he wrote.

When sentenced, Lanez is facing up to 22 years in prison. He is also at risk of being deported.

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