Zepeda's testimony corroborates the LAPD's findings in the investigation: Lanez's DNA was not found on the magazine of the gun, but the DNA results were inconclusive on the handgun KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Friday, December 16, 2022

Zepeda's testimony corroborates the LAPD's findings in the investigation: Lanez's DNA was not found on the magazine of the gun, but the DNA results were inconclusive on the handgun

LAPD criminologist, Randy Zepeda, told the jury he tested the gun that was used in Megan Thee Stallion shooting for DNA and did not find any traces of Tory Lanez's DNA on the weapon.

Firearms examiner Srinivasan Rathinam, with the LAPD, said that 8.5 pounds are force are needed to shoot the semiautomatic 9mm luger caliber firearm that police found on the floorboard of the Black SUV the group was riding in the night of the incident.

"If you just tap the trigger, it won't fire," he said, adding that "you need to pull the trigger all the way down." Rathinam also confirmed that the cartridge casings found at the scene of the shooting — four were found by police right after the incident, and one was found by a neighbor the following day — matched the gun found in the vehicle.

Rathinam added: "I'm not sure whether I can call this an accident."

Prosecutors told the court during opening statements that police found the gun was "warm" on a cool night and in "slide-lock position," indicating not only that the gun had recently been used, they said, but also that all of the rounds had been fired. 

The gun was fired five times, prosecutors said, hitting Megan in several parts of her feet. Some remnants from the bullets remain inside her feet, a surgeon testified on Thursday. 

Prosecutors called another expert after Rathinam, Randy Zepeda, a criminalist for the LAPD who said DNA is not always left behind or found on objects.

Zepeda's testimony corroborates the LAPD's findings in the investigation: Lanez's DNA was not found on the magazine of the gun, but the DNA results were inconclusive on the handgun.

As you know, Kelsey has been hesitant, to say the least, to give up many details while testifying this week, but on Friday prosecutors played audio of the entire interview she did with cops earlier this year ... when she spilled every detail from that July 2020 night.

Kelsey says while they were in the SUV -- after the party at Kylie Jenner's house -- she and Tory first got into an argument when he made fun of Megan. When Kelsey came to her friend's defense, she claims Tory said, "My n****, I'm gonna shoot you." Kelsey says Tory reached toward the center console, but didn't do anything more than that.

However, the vehicle was pulled over at that point. Then she says Meg and Tory started insulting each other's careers, and things got so heated, both Meg and Kelsey got out of the SUV.

Almost immediately Kelsey says she started hearing gunshots, and after the 2nd or 3rd shot she turned around and says she saw Tory in the front seat firing the gun forward, over the open right front door in Meg's direction.

She claims Tory walked toward them, and that's when Kelsey and Tory started fighting. She describes it as Tory assaulting her, and adds she did not see a gun at that point.

Once they all got back in the SUV, Kelsey says she texted Megan's security, "911. Tory shot Meg."

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