Chris Brown Heads Back to Jail as His Assault Trial Is Delayed


Chris Brown


Brown's trial for an assault case in Washington D.C. is delayed after prosecutors refused giving immunity to his bodyguard who is expected to testify in the singer's trial.

Chris Brown apparently has to stay in jail for a bit longer. The R&B singer, who is accused of hitting a man outside a hotel in Washington D.C. in October, was scheduled to stand trial on Wednesday, April 23. The trial, however, has been delayed. NBC4 reports that no specific date has been set.

Brown's bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, who was arrested for an assault charge along with the singer, was found guilty in a separate trial earlier this week and his sentencing is scheduled for June 25. Hollosy, who is scheduled to testify in Brown's case, refused to testify out of fear of self-incrimination because he planned to appeal his own conviction. Prosecutors did not grant Hollosy's request for immunity because they believe he might lie. The appeal may take months.

Brown's legal team in Los Angeles sought release on bail or his own recognizance on Wednesday, but the judge said he would stay in custody. He will be traveling to the city with the method of transport called "Con-Air" alongside other prisoners. A May 1 court session has been set to determine whether the judge will release Brown.

"I think it's a little over the top to have him in custody on this misdemeanor when everybody saw the bodyguard's trial and which was nothing more than a bloody nose," Brown's attorney Mark Geragos said in Washington, as quoted by CNN. "And you have got the bodyguard who was convicted and who readily admitted he was the one who did the punching. So all of this is much ado about nothing."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'Krypton' First Trailer Introduces Superman's Grandfather
  2. Heavily Pregnant Beyonce Flaunts Massive Baby Bump When Partying in Low-Cut Dress
  3. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Got Caught by Police While Having Sex During Their First Date
  4. Serena Williams Expecting Baby With Boyfriend Alexis Ohanian
  5. Kim Kardashian Flaunts Her Tempting Figure in These Bedazzled 'Bedtime' Bikini Snaps
  6. Kourtney Kardashian Goes Naked to Celebrate Turning 38 - See the Risque Snap
  7. Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Left Suicide Note for His Jailhouse Gay Lover
  8. 'Outlander' Stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe Bring On-Screen Romance to Real Life in Cape Town
  9. Kim Kardashian Was the One Who Urged La La Anthony to Dump Carmelo
  10. Nicole Kidman Is Covered With Blood in 'The Beguiled' Full Trailer

CELEBS PHOTO