August 2, 2019 / 5:41 PM / 4 months ago

Judge releases A$AP Rocky from custody until assault trial verdict

A courtroom sketch shows Rakim Athelaston Mayers alias ASAP Rocky and his defence lawyer Slobodan Jovicic during the third day of ASAP Rocky's trial, at the district court in Stockholm, Sweden August 2, 2019. Anna Harvard/TT News Agency via REUTERS

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish judge in the assault trial of U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky and two of his entourage ordered that the three men be released from custody on Friday until the verdict.

Senior District Court Judge Per Lennerbrant told the court at the end of the three-day trial that he would hand down the verdict on Aug. 14.

Mayers and two of his friends were detained on July 3 in connection with a street brawl on June 30 and charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.

Reporting by Johan Ahlander, writing by Anna Ringstrom

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