Thursday, March 16, 2023

A$AP Rocky Felony Assault Hearing Date Set

Last year Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested on felony assault charges after former A$AP squad member A$AP Relli filed a lawsuit claiming Rocky shot him in the hand [click here if you missed that].

Now a hearing date has been set to determine if the case will go to trial...

From The Daily Mail
A$AP Rocky has been ordered to return to court for a hearing to determine if he will stand trial for allegedly shooting former friend and rapper A$AP Relli in 2021.
The 34-year-old, who's expecting his second child with superstar singer Rihanna, pleaded not guilty last August to two charges of assault with a semiautomatic firearm stemming from the incident - and faces up to four years in prison on each count if convicted.
Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, has been out on $550,000 bail but was not present Tuesday at a Downtown Los Angeles criminal court where Judge Kerry White scheduled a preliminary hearing to be held on June 5.
The charges arise from an altercation in Hollywood in November 2021 between Mayers and fellow rapper Terrell Ephron, a fellow member of the A$AP Mob rap group that started in Harlem in 2006.
Prosecutors say that during the argument, Mayers pointed a handgun at Ephron, then fired it twice toward him, injuring his hand.
Ephron has filed a civil assault and battery lawsuit in which his attorneys say that Mayers, 'pulled out a handgun and purposefully pointed it in the direction of (Ephron) and fired multiple shots.'
Adding that Ephron was 'in fear for his life,' the suit says that he was 'struck by bullet projectile/fragments' causing him injuries that required medical attention.
It wasn't till the following August that LA DA George Gascon decided that the charges were serious enough to press for felony status, rather than misdemeanor which would have meant only a maximum of one year jail time for each count.
'Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood,' said Gascon after announcing the charges.
'My office conducted a thorough review not the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.'
Mayers is also subject to a protective order demanding that he stays at least 100 years away from Ephron and doesn't contact him.


Anonymous said...

Good luck on that Bro.

Anonymous said...

He out here rubbing buddhas belly and got the best lawyers her money can buy he about to do community service and be done with it

Anonymous said...

An example of a guy acting hard who ain’t hard.

Anonymous said...

Testing 1 2 3

Lynny said...

Yes he’s like Travis and Chris Brown and Trey songs always in something Smdh… didnt he get in trouble and he started groveling overseas somewhere and then Trump got him out??? Or was that someone else?? Well whatever he seems like an idiot… good luck Rihanna…😒

Anonymous said...

@9:35 AM, true that.
This group of powder puff want to be thugs need to be put in jail with Big Bubba.

R in NYC said...

He should be prosecuted like anyone else. These celebrities are not above the law.

Dee said...

So when does he go to court again? (O_o)

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