Chris Brown Remains in Jail, D.C. Assault Trial Delayed Until June
It looks like Chris Brown’s stint in the bing is going to be a long one. The embattled singer’s misdemeanor assault trial in Washington, D.C., was expected to begin on Wednesday (April 24) but has been postponed.
According to Associated Press, D.C. Superior Court Judge A. Franklin Burgess Jr. delayed Brown’s case until June 25, the same day his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy is scheduled to be sentenced.
Earlier this week, Hollosy was found guilty of assaulting a man outside of D.C. hotel last October. Brown’s bodyguard faces a maximum of six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.
“I think all of this is much ado about nothing and frankly I look forward to being able to try this at some point,” said Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor Greenberg refused to consider rulings in the Washington case during a brief hearing Wednesday. Brown’s other lawyer, Bob Kalunian, argued that the singer should be released on his own recognizance or on bail.
A May 1 hearing has been scheduled to determine when a probation violation hearing should begin. If Brown is found to have violated his probation in that case, he could face up to four years in prison.
Brown will most likely remain in custody in a Virginia jail until his June hearing.