Tory Lanez’s New Attorney Says ‘Numerous Errors’ Made Amid Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Trial Will Help w/ Rapper’s Appeal: ‘Nine Out Of Ten Times We Get It Wrong’
Tory Lanez’s new attorney feels confident in winning an appeal.
As previously reported, Tory Lanez recently brought Jose Baez onto his legal team to assist with getting his guilty conviction overturned. Earlier this month, the “Jerry Sprunger” singer also added David Kenner, who successfully represented rap mogul Suge Knight in a 90s robbery case, to the team.
During his latest interview, defense attorney Jose Baez shared his thoughts about his new client’s case. When asked if he wishes he was Tory Lanez’s, real name Daystar Peterson, attorney all along, Jose Baez said:
“I could never comment on something like that but I will tell you looking at this case I certainly wish I had come in sooner as opposed to later. Unfortunately, this is the way it is but he’s got me now and I’m certainly willing to give him everything I have and hopefully, we’ll get the best result possible for him.”
Many know Baez for famously winning an acquittal for Casey Anthony after she was suspected of killing her infant daughter, Caylee Anthony. The evidence and signs from the prosecution seemingly pointed to Casey Anthony, however, Baez’s argument placed reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors by accusing Casey’s father of the heinous crime.
He also represented the late football player Aaron Hernandez in a double murder case. Baez was in the midst of filing an appeal for Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction when the athlete committed suicide.
Shining light on Tory’s history of no prior arrests, Baez continued:
“As you may know, Tory has never been convicted of a crime and he has never had to deal with the circumstances that he’s dealing with. So the adjustment that he’s going through is new to him. To his credit, he’s listening to his lawyers. He’s an incredibly articulate young man. In all of that, there are things that certainly in the trial he wished had gone the other way. He’s trying his best to adjust to everything, and in light of the fact that he’s never been in this situation before, it’s really a tough process to go through.”
The defense attorney was then questioned about his knowledge of errors that occurred during the trial that would possibly cause an appellate court to throw out the 30-year-old’s conviction. He replied:
“I haven’t made an appearance yet so I don’t think it’s proper for me to comment on the evidence but I will say this much, there’s mistakes in trials all the time. It’s a human system, it’s going to produce errors regardless. Now, when you have a high-profile case there’s a lot more things to worry about. A lot more things for the judiciary to worry about, a lot more things for the defense lawyers to worry about [and] a lot more things for the prosecution to worry about. So all players are now playing with additional work and need to be protecting those safeguards to make sure that there’s a fair trial to begin with.”
“Nine out of 10 times we get it wrong so I would say that there’s probably a significant chance that there are numerous errors that are within the system and within this case that should be explored. And see if perhaps the results would’ve been different should it gone the other way.”
As previously reported, in Dec. a jury found Tory guilty of three felonies — assault with a semiautomatic firearm, vehicle possession of a loaded, unregistered firearm, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence — for shooting Houston rapper Megan The Stallion, 27, in the feet back in 2020. The Canadian native’s sentencing for the verdict is set to take place on Feb. 28. If unsuccessful in his appeal, the entertainer is facing up to 22 years behind bars and possible deportation.
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