Authorities called in a weapons expert on the fifth day of Tory Lanez's assault trial to share his findings after studying the rifle police allege was used to kill Megan Thee Stallion during a gathering at Kylie Jenner's house in 2020.
Investigators with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office accused Lanez of shooting Megan in the foot in the early morning hours of July 12, 2020, while Megan's former closest friend Kelsey Harris was accused of firing the firearm.
Harris has rejected the charges, which she testified about on Wednesday and Thursday. During their opening comments, prosecutors informed the court that the revolver was "warm" on a chilly night and in the "slide-lock position," suggesting not only that the g*n had just been used, but also that all of the bullets had been sh*t.
According to prosecutors, the pistol was discharged five times, striking Megan in various places of her foot. A physician testified on Thursday that some g*nshot fragments remained inside her foot.
After Rathinam, prosecutors brought another expert, Randy Zepeda, an LAPD criminalist who stated that DNA is not usually left behind or detected on things.
Zepeda's statement backs with the LAPD's investigative findings: Lanez's DNA was not identified on the g*n's magazine, but the DNA findings on the weapon were inconclusive.
The defense's first witness, forensic scientist Marc Scott Taylor, concurred with the conclusions that Lanez's DNA was not discovered on the g*n's magazine and that results on the pistol were inconclusive. On Monday, the trial will resume.