Tory Lanez Posts Open Letter to LA District Attorney Asking For New Trial in Megan Shooting - WhatsOnRap

Tory Lanez says he was wrongly convicted of Megan Thee Stallion shooting, sends message to LA DA

Tory Lanez has posted an open letter written to Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, professing that he was not guilty in the killing of Megan Thee Stallion before his hearing next month in an attempt to secure a fresh trial.

"Today, I take a stance as an innocent Black man, wrongfully convicted of a crime I did not commit," Lanez said in the letter, which was uploaded on Instagram. 

“I’ve watched 2 district attorneys from your office by the names of Kathy Ta and Alex Bott unlawfully misuse their authority to hide and suppress any and all exculpatory evidence that exonerates me, or furthers my innocence. I was completely robbed and deprived of a fair trial.”

Lanez will demonstrate a petition for a fresh trial on May 8. He alleges that the prosecution "manipulated a false narrative" against him, leaving him "with no choice but to expose and make aware, the practices, behind the door deals, and unjust system" that he feels "illegally" convicted him. In the caption, he implied that the prosecution purposefully obscured evidence.

He said that he is challenging the conviction not just for himself, but also for his 6-year-old child, family, fans, and others. “most importantly the hundreds of thousands of Black and Hispanic minorities that cannot adequately fight for themselves.”

Lanez ended the letter by requesting Gascón to rethink the judgment. "Mr. Gascón, I come to you today as a wrongfully convicted man, not asking for sympathy, nor compassion, but for you to simply do what is fair and right by the laws of California, and most importantly in the eyes of God," he wrote. 

Lanez and his team of lawyers submitted a motion to have the allegations against him dismissed last month. In December, he was found guilty of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, concealing and loading a handgun in a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence. Lanez hasn't been convicted yet, but he faces up to 22 years in jail. 

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