Chris Brown To Stay In Jail Until AT LEAST June After D.C. Assault Case Postponed
Back in March, Chris Brown was thrown in jail for violating his probation by getting kicked out of rehab for poor behavior. He was subsequently sent to jail for what was supposed to be a stay until late April, which was when his trial was supposed to begin for his assault case stemming from claims that punched a young man who photo bombed the singer while he was taking a picture with fans. However, according to TMZ, the trial, which was supposed to start yesterday, has been postponed “indefinitely” after Brown’s bodyguard was found guilty for his assault charges from that same altercation (he was accused of punching the young man as well). The bodyguard was going to be called as a witness for Brown and state that he was the only one who hit the guy. Instead, the bodyguard has decided to appeal his guilty verdict, and testifying in Brown’s trial could hurt his chances with that appeal, so with the bodyguard out as a witness, the trial had to be postponed. Brown actually was transported cross-country from a jail in Los Angeles to a jail in Virginia so he could be near D.C. for his trial, and he will have to do the days-long journey back to his uncomfortable jail cell in LA.
Brown’s attorney tried to ask for the singer to be released, but that request was denied. According to the Los Angeles Times, the trial could start again, at the earliest, in June, but Brown will have to stay behind bars until then. At the latest, prosecutors say his new trial could be put off for as long as a year, but here’s to hoping things will be worked out way before then…
Again, if found guilty in the assault case, which would be a violation of his probation from his guilty verdict in the assault on Rihanna in 2009, the singer could face up to four years of incarceration.