A$AP Rocky Guilty of Assault In Sweden But Won’t Face Prison Time

US rapper A$AP Rocky has been convicted in Sweden over a June street brawl in Stockholm. However, he was spared jail time after a high-profile trial that had led President Donald Trump to accuse Sweden of treating him unfairly.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage were found guilty of kicking and beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari after an argument two months ago.

However, the rapper was handed a conditional sentence after the court found that the allegations they hit Jafari with a glass bottle – which might have brought a tougher sentence – were not proven, hence the reason A$AP will not be facing prison time.

According to the judge who presided over the case – Senior Judge Per Lennerbrant, he said;

In regard to sentencing, the court finds that there are both aggravating and extenuating circumstances.

In an overall assessment, the court finds that the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen.

Reacting to the verdict, A$AP took to his Instagram page to express his disappointment at the verdict but used the opportunity to thank everyone who had stood with him during this difficult time.

Sharing a picture of himself, he wrote;

I AM OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED BY TODAY’S VERDICT.

I WANT TO SAY THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE WHO SHOWED ME LOVE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

IMMA KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

THANK YOU TO MY TEAM, MY MANAGEMENT, ATTORNEYS, LABEL AND EVERYONE WHO ADVOCATED FOR JUSTICE. 🙏🏿

The rapper, who shot to fame with his 2011 debut Live.Love.A$AP was not in court for the verdict. He was released on August 2 after 31 days in jail and a three-day trial.

 

 

 

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