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A$AP Rocky’s trial date set in assault case

A$AP Rocky’s trial date set for October in high-profile shooting case involving former friend A$AP Relli
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The legal proceedings involving rapper A$AP Rocky and his former friend A$AP Relli have taken a significant turn with the announcement of an official trial date. The 35-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, is facing serious charges stemming from a 2021 incident outside a Hollywood hotel. If convicted, A$AP Rocky could face up to 24 years in prison.

Key updates in the case

May 24, 2024: A trial date has been set for Oct. 21, with preliminary hearings scheduled for June 28 and August 2.

January 8, 2024: A$AP Rocky has maintained his innocence, pleading not guilty to charges of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and personal use of a firearm.

November 20, 2023: A preliminary hearing led to the decision that there is enough evidence for A$AP Rocky to stand trial.

During the January plea, A$AP Rocky’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, expressed confidence in the rapper’s vindication, hinting at evidence that may not yet be known to prosecutors. The case has garnered significant attention, with video footage of the alleged incident being scrutinized in court.

Allegations and defense

A$AP Relli, whose real name is Terell Ephron, has accused A$AP Rocky of assault and attempted murder, claiming he was hit in the hand by a bullet during the altercation. The defense team for A$AP Rocky has countered these claims, suggesting the lawsuit is an extortion attempt.

As the case progresses, the hip-hop community and fans closely watch the developments. With A$AP Rocky’s reputation and freedom at stake, the upcoming trial is set to be a pivotal moment in this high-profile legal battle.

Community reactions

The case has sparked discussions and debates within the community, with many expressing their thoughts and concerns about the situation. As the trial date approaches, the public awaits further details and the eventual outcome of this legal confrontation.

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