Prosecutor Daniel Swanson said on Tuesday that he had decided not to challenge, admitting that it was unclear whether A Ro AP and two of his entourage used bottles as weapons during a street brawl in the Swedish capital. June 30th.
"I accepted the district court's assessment of the evidence insofar as the use of whole or broken bottles during the attack was not proven," Suneson said in a statement Tuesday, "After due consideration, I chose not to appeal the verdict.
that the three defendants are facing trial for assault and the Stockholm County Court rejected the plea for self-defense – something he said was "important to clarify in this case. "
A suspended sentence means that A $ AP Rocky – whose real name is Rakim Mayers – – will not have to endure more time in prison, but will be subjected to a probationary period of two years.
Swanson argued during the process that the artist and two other men – David Rispers and Bladimir Cornelius, had been assaulted kicking him and beating him with all or part of a glass bottle while lying on the ground.
However, the court decided that there were too many on conflicting evidence to determine definitively whether the three men used the bottle to hit the victim.
While disappointed with the verdict, A $ AP Rocky's lawyer Slobodan Jovicic said after the August 14 ruling that he was pleased with the decision "(A $ AP Rocky) has been shown to be followed and provoked," he said.
The rapper's arrest angered fans and fellow artists and even strained diplomatic relations between the US and Sweden after President Donald Trump has repeatedly demanded his release It gives raise the issue with the Swedish Prime Minister Stephen Lyofven.