After being found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in December of 2022, Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, Rolling Stone reports. The sentencing hearing went on for two days, and had been rescheduled multiple times as Peterson tried unsuccessfully to get a new trial.
Megan, who didn’t attend the hearing, wrote a statement that was read on Monday, in which she said, “Since I was viciously shot by the defendant, I have not experienced a single day of peace. Slowly but surely, I’m healing and coming back, but I will never be the same.”
“(Peterson) paid bloggers to disseminate false information; he treated my trauma like a joke when I could’ve been dead,” Megan’s statement continued. “He blamed the system, he blamed the press, and as of late he is using his childhood trauma to justify his actions.”
Prosecutors originally sought a 13 year sentence, and last week Peterson’s lawers requested that he be sent to rehab on probation for alcohol addiction and childhood trauma instead of prison. “Assuming the allegations are true, Mr. Peterson’s psychological, physical, and childhood trauma was a factor in the commission of the offense,” a statement from his lawyers read. “Likewise, the current offense is connected to Mr. Peterson’s childhood trauma and mental illness, alcohol-use disorder,” which “compromised his ability to manage and regulate his emotions and behaviors and that his alcohol use disorder played a significant role in the alleged offenses.”