A friend of Megan Thee Stallion will testify that she saw Tory Lanez fire a gun
Megan Thee Stallion’s friend is willing to testify that she saw Tory Lanez fire the gun that injured the rapper, according to prosecutors in the felony assault trial that began in Los Angeles yesterday (December 12).
Lanez (real name Daystar Peterson) is accused of shooting Megan Pete in the leg in July 2020 during a dispute that began after a pool party at reality star Kylie Jenner’s home in California.
At the trial, which began yesterday, prosecutors revealed that Pete’s friend Kelsey Harris – who was his best friend and assistant at the time – will offer a first-person account in which she will testify that she saw Lanez shoot Pete, Rolling reports. Stone.
The outlet reports that there was uncertainty about Harris before the trial, who remained silent for the past two years, and was far from the rapper.
“Kelsey will tell you that she watched the defendant shoot her best friend,” Los Angeles County Assistant District Attorney Alexander Bott told jurors in his opening statement.
He added that Harris ran by Megan Thee Stallion’s side as she bled to death in a driveway in the Hollywood Hills.
“Kelsey, she’ll tell you she didn’t know if the defendant still had the gun. She didn’t know what the defendant was capable of, if he was going to continue his attack. Her defensive instinct kicked in and moved she. closer to the defendant,” she said.
Bott added that both Pete and Harris were “scared” after the incident, telling jurors that the latter sent three vital messages to Pete’s bodyguard, Justin Edison, within five minutes of the shooting.
The first said “Help”, which was sent at 4:27 in the morning, according to the images shown in the room. “Tory shot Meg,” read the second line, and the third read, “911.”
Earlier this month, Lanez was released on house arrest at the discretion of the judge to prepare for trial. It originally involved two charges: one for assaulting Pete with a semi-automatic firearm and another for carrying an unregistered, loaded, concealed firearm in a vehicle. Lanez pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecution then introduced a third count of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm.
Bott also recorded five shots for jurors, adding that Pete will testify that Lanez shouted “Dance, soith!” before opening fire.
Lanez’s defense attorney, George Mgdesyan, urged jurors in his opening statement to keep an “open mind,” adding that no one other than Pete reported hearing the phrase.
If convicted, Lanez faces a possible sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison, as well as deportation, because he is a Canadian citizen.
Lanez pleaded not guilty to three felony charges in the case.