Following Tory Lanez’s recent sentencing, Legal affairs journalist Meghann Cuniff has revealed that the rapper (real name Daystar Peterson) may only serve nine years due to the year he spent in jail while awaiting his sentence.
Earlier this month, the Canadian singer was officially sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in 2020 by a Los Angeles federal judge. However, since December 2022, the musician has been behind bars which may be considered as incarceration served.
The shooting victim, Megan Thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) and the LA District Attorney George Gascón pushed for a minimum sentence of 13 years. However, the ‘LUV’ act was sentenced to 10.
Legal affairs reporter Megan Cuniff, who has been following the case in detail, recently took to Twitter to explain to onlookers why Peterson’s sentence may end up being shorter than ten years, detailing, “Lanez will be credited for 231 days he’s already spent in jail. He gets 15% credit of 34 days.”
She also explained that the ‘LUV’ act may attempt to get bail, continuing, She continued, “[Judge David] Herriford [of the Los Angeles County Superior Court] also is crediting his 40 days of house arrest, for a total of 305 days. He’ll request bail pending appeal, which will be heard on August 15th. (Extremely unlikely to be granted).”
Cuniff also explained that since Peterson’s conviction, the LA Deputy District Attorney has released a statement on behalf of Pete, reading, “I cannot emphasize enough the power that it must’ve taken someone with that level of trauma that she’s undergone and the willingness to come forward after being vilified online.”
Fans can await the hearing on August 15th which will determine whether or not the Toronto native will be granted bail.