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Tory Lanez Seeks Release from Prison While Appealing 10-Year Sentence


Jailed rapper Tory Lanez is not giving up on his quest for freedom. Recently, his legal team submitted new documents in an attempt to secure his release from prison. This move comes after his initial request for bail, while appealing his 10-year prison sentence, was denied in September. To provide some context, the Canadian artist, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was found guilty of three felony charges last year related to the 2020 shooting of rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

According to legal affairs journalist Meghan Cuniff, the renewed request for Tory Lanez’s release is currently under consideration by an appellate court. She shared the legal documents on her X account (formerly Twitter) and noted, “Tory Lanez has been in prison for three weeks, but he hasn’t given up on bail. His lawyers are asking an appellate court to let him out of prison as he appeals his convictions and 10-year sentence for shooting Megan Thee Stallion”.

However, this motion appears to closely resemble the initial appeal that was previously denied. Cuniff pointed out this similarity by sharing the full document and highlighting the resemblance to the previous motion, including the absence of any mention of the rehabilitation program suggested during his sentencing.

The legal documents submitted in this new appeal also reiterated Tory Lanez’s plans if he is released. During his initial court appearance, the “Chixtape” artist informed the judge of his intention to relocate to Los Angeles with his “wife” and rent a home from a friend. He expressed a desire to focus on his family and live closer to his father and siblings. Despite the court’s suggestion that he attend a residential rehab facility, Lanez’s lawyers seem committed to his plans to reside in a rental home.

While this new appeal is being considered, it’s likely to be some time before it is heard by the court. As the legal proceedings continue, updates on Tory Lanez’s situation will be provided to keep the public informed of any developments. Tory Lanez’s legal battle continues to be a subject of intense interest, reflecting the broader issues of criminal justice, celebrity, and public opinion in today’s media landscape.

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Written by
Derek Chan – Editor


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