Rapper A$AP Rocky is heading to trial in his assault case.
On Monday, Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar decided there was sufficient proof within the case to have it offered earlier than a jury. The case stems from a 2021 capturing the place Rocky’s former buddy and collaborator, A$AP Relli, says the rapper shot at him after summoning him to a resort. Relli went to fulfill Rocky below the guise that the boys would discuss out their points. Instead, Relli claims he was met with violence. He sustained a shot to his hand and is assured Rocky was the shooter. Rocky has pleaded not responsible.
During the preliminary trial, Judge Villar heard testimony and seen a surveillance video of Rocky holding a gun across the time of the capturing. Relli testified that shortly earlier than the capturing, Rocky pointed a gun at his abdomen and threatened to kill him. Los Angeles Police Department Detective Frank Flores additionally spoke through the listening to and authenticated the footage.
Rocky has been charged with two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. If convicted, he may resist eight years in jail. The 35-year-old is scheduled to be arraigned on January eighth, 2024. From there, the case will proceed to trial except a plea deal is obtainable. His authorized staff isn’t apprehensive concerning the trial’s end result, as they’re assured that the rapper will likely be discovered not responsible.
“We’re not disappointed, not surprised. We expected to go to trial. We’ve been planning for trial all along. Rocky is going to be vindicated when all this is said and done, without question,” Rocky’s legal professional, Joe Tacopina, said to reporters exterior the courthouse.