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A$AP Rocky Found Guilty In Swedish Trial, Receives A Suspended Sentence

A$AP Rocky and two members of his entourage were found guilty of assault in a Swedish trial and were handed a conditional sentence. 

The trouble started with a street brawl that took place June 30th in the capital of Sweden, after the rapper and his crew were harassed and followed by a group of men which led to a violent confrontation. 

A$AP and two of his associates were convicted by a Swedish Court on Wednesday. 

According to CNN, Stockholm’s District Court said in its ruling that the performer’s claim of self-defense had been rejected.

“The defendants have claimed that they acted in self-defense. Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack. Therefore, they were not in a situation where they were entitled to use violence in self-defense. Nor could they have perceived themselves to be in such a situation.”

The Swedish public prosecutor Daniel Suneson had argued during the trial that the artist (born Rakim Mayers) and the two other men — David Rispers and Bladimir Corniel — assaulted the victim by kicking and beating him with a whole or part of a glass bottle while he laid on the ground.

Prosecutors had asked the court to convict Mayers, 30, and sentence him to at least six months in jail. But Per Lennerbrant, the senior judge presiding over the case, said the prosecution failed to prove the extent of the seriousness of the attack.

The trio of men were however ordered to pay 12,500 Swedish krona — roughly $1,300 — in damages to the victim.

Rocky was released from a Swedish jail on August 2nd at which time he left the country and was not required to appear in court for Wednesday’s ruling.

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