Freed from Swedish jail, A$AP Rocky lands in US

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Nearly a month af­ter he was ar­rested in Swe­den, rap­per A$AP Rocky re­turned to the United States as the ver­dict in an as­sault case against him and two other Amer­i­cans looms.

Los An­ge­les tele­vi­sion sta­tions re­ported the artist was among a group of peo­ple shown emerg­ing from a pri­vate airplane at Los An­ge­les In­ter­na­tional Air­port in footage broad­cast late Fri­day night. The 30-year-old whose real name is Rakim May­ers had flown out of Stockholm Ar­landa Air­port on Fri­day, the same day the trio learned they would be re­leased while judges mull a ver­dict that’s ex­pected Aug. 14.

Along with David Ris­pers Jr. and Bladimir Corniel, the rap­per is ac­cused of beat­ing 19-year-old Mustafa Ja­fari on June 30, out­side a fast-food restau­rant in cen­tral Stockholm. May­ers, who had been jailed since his July 3 ar­rest, pleaded not guilty at the start of the three-day trial Tues­day.

One of the wit­nesses to the as­sault re­vised her story from ini­tial po­lice re­ports, tes­ti­fy­ing Fri­day that she didn’t ac­tu­ally see May­ers hit Ja­fari with a bot­tle – a key fo­cus of the trial. She and a friend, tes­ti­fy­ing anony­mously at Stockholm Dis­trict Court, both main­tained that they did see May­ers and his part­ners as­sault­ing Ja­fari, though.

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