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

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STOCKHOLM Published: Sep 05, 2019, 11:35 AM(IST)

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U.S. 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.
 

U.S. 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 Aug14 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 U.S. President Donald Trump who had asked Sweden`s prime minister to intervene in the case. 

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