Tory Lanez’s law firm is fighting for a new trial over the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. Lawyers reportedly alleged “racism” and new information about the DNA evidence warranted a re-look at the case.
The news comes amid the rapper sharing the audio for Due Treatment on his Instagram. The audio comes just days after he wrote a message to the Los Angeles District Attorney to maintain his innocence.
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Tory Lanez’s IG account shares audio from rapper claiming he misrepresented DNA test
On Tuesday, Lanez shared an Instagram video containing the rapper’s voicemail audio. In the audio, the rapper claimed that his inconclusive DNA test had been misrepresented.
“I have been incarcerated for almost half a year on a gun the DA lied about and said I shot. In 2021 they demanded I take a DNA test. I passed that test without any pushing, delay or questioning K Di. Not only because I knew I never fired the gun, but because I knew I was 100% positive I never even touched this gun,” Lenz began the message.
He said that at his trial, the guilty or innocent verdict depended heavily on his DNA results. Additionally, he accused the Los Angeles DNA crime lab and prosecutors of manipulating his DNA results.
“He lied to the world, the media, and most importantly, my jury by stating that the DNA on the gun was inconclusive,” he said. “It was a complete lie.”
Lenz said that his attorney “hired one of the best DNA people in the country to give me a DNA test the right way.”
“It came back to what I knew it would be the whole time. My DNA is 100% kept out of this gun and 100% removed. In other words, I have never touched or shot this gun.”
The rapper claims that Deputy DA’s Cathy Ta and Alex Bott lied to the jury with false and incomplete DNA results. In addition, they explained that Ta and Bot’s alleged actions violated their due process and 14th Amendment rights.
“It is my prayer and highest hope that the Honorable Judge Herriford returns me to my freedom, my family and most importantly the justice of a fair trial.”
Tory Lanez’s attorney demands new trial based on falsified DNA evidence and possible ‘racism’
On Tuesday, his attorney, Jose Baez, similarly told Law & Crime that prosecutors misrepresented DNA evidence at trial. Additionally, Baez explained that prosecutors misused the rapper’s lyrics to win a conviction against him.
Baez said that the court’s use of Lenz’s lyrics “racistized the proceedings.” Additionally, he credited Lanez’s violent lyrics to his “rap persona” and “creative expression”. no expression of guilt
Baez said, “I think it racializes the proceedings.” “The use of rap personas, creative expression and rap lyrics puts the accused in a very difficult position … This is blatantly racist and should never be seen inside a courtroom.”
Baez: Prosecutors misappropriated rapper’s lyrics during trial
The attorney called it “terrible” that prosecutors in this case, and in general, are using lyrics in rap music as evidence against defendants.
Last year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation — the Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act — into law, which prohibits the use of rap songs in criminal proceedings, the outlet reports.
Baez also called the DNA evidence used at trial misrepresented by prosecutors by claiming Lenz’s DNA could not be discarded as contributing evidence found on the gun. .
The lawyer said that his client “should have been excluded as a contributor to this case.”
“Prosecutors basically used this at trial several times and argued that he could not say that his DNA was not on the gun. In fact, that is not true. His DNA was not on the gun. He had no profile .
Baez continued: “She was not even considered a minor contributor, and any random African-American person in the community could have been a more likely contributor than Tory Lanez.”
Tory Lanez previously shared another message to the LA District Attorney
On Friday (April 21), Lanez shared another Instagram video containing voicemail audio of the rapper addressing Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, The Shade Room previously reported.
In his message, Lenz accused prosecutors of “abuse”.[ing] His right Additionally, he declared that he had been “completely robbed and denied a fair trial.”
Lenz also said that he owes his efforts to “thousands of black and Hispanic minorities who cannot adequately fight for themselves.”
After alleging that prosecutors “spinned a false story,” he asked the DA to “do what is appropriate” as he prepares to fight for a new trial.
Tory Lanez’s plea for George Gascon comes nearly three weeks after his attorneys filed a motion for a new trial. A hearing on the motion has been set for May 8.