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US rapper A$AP Rocky will not challenge assault conviction: lawyer

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US rapper A$AP Rocky, who got a suspended sentence for his role in a brawl in Stockholm, will not appeal against his assault conviction, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

A$AP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, and two of his entourage, were convicted on August 14 of kicking and beating a 19-year-old man after an argument. They had told the court they acted in self-defence.

“Given the headache and the stress this process has meant he has decided he doesn’t have the strength to do this one more time,” Slobodan Jovicic told TT news agency.

The prosecutor said last week he would not launch an appeal to push for a tougher sentence.

The three men were allowed to fly home last month without serving a jail sentence – an outcome cheered by US President Donald Trump who had asked Sweden’s prime minister to intervene in the case.

 

 

 

 

 

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