The Los Angeles inspector’s office this month sentenced Canadian rapper Tory Lanez to ten years in prison for fatally shooting female rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood.
Lenz’s attorney, José Báez, later announced that his client planned to appeal against the sentence: “There are important questions that we have presented in our request for a new trial”, he said. but hinted at the lack of DNA tests.
On his part, the Los Angeles County district attorney, George Gascon, has criticized that the rapist has tried to silence and intimidate Stallion to stop him from sharing his truth, while adding that “violence despite physical violence, verbal violence” remains strong. assaults and attempts at public humiliation”.
“The fact that (Megan) being a successful artist has brought an important focus to the topic of violence against women”, said the observer, who indicated that many women are reluctant to talk about their own experiences. Afraid and what they hope to make of it Haya inspires other women.
A Los Angeles court recently convicted the rapist, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, of assaulting her with a semi-automatic firearm, grossly negligent shooting and carrying a loaded and unregistered pistol in a vehicle, Despite this, Lenz has requested not to do so. Guilty, informs the American television series CNN.
Stallion testified that the rapper shot him after abandoning the vehicle in which he was traveling where they had a discussion. Gascon then thanked the singer for her testimonial and denounced the harassment and ridicule she faced for defending her version.
“You showed incredible courage and vulnerability in your testimony, despite repeated and vicious attacks that you didn’t deserve,” the inspector said, adding that “women, especially black women, are more vulnerable to crimes such as aggression and sexual violence.” Afraid to report. Because too often one does not believe”.