The 30-year-old was convicted by a jury in Los Angeles of felony negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm.
As the verdict was read out, Lanez reportedly showed no reaction, according to the BBC. He was remanded in custody and is set to be sentenced on January 27, and could face more than 20 years in prison.
Earlier this month, Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete, testified that she was shot in the feet after a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house. The 27-year-old described how the shooting has left her with chronic pain in her feet and that reliving the experience in the public eye was “torture”, according to Los Angeles Times reporting.
She testified that Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, became angry after an argument and she had demanded to be let out of the car they were in with Pete’s longtime – now estranged – friend Kelsey Harris and Peterson’s bodyguard, before Peterson fired five rounds at her.
Pete testified that it was when she exited the car, Peterson opened fire, and shouted: “Dance, bitch!”
Several bullet fragments were removed from Pete’s feet after the shooting, with some remaining.
Whilst Pete was not in court for the verdict, one of Pete’s lawyers told reporters after the case concluded that “the jury got it right. I am thankful there is justice for Meg”.
It is not immediately known whether Peterson plans to appeal, after his denial of the charges and unsuccessful arguments from his lawyer that the investigation had been “botched”.
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[Via The BBC]
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Written by: Tim Hopkins