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Judge: Chris Brown to Remain Behind Bars at Least Another Week

Brown was arrested March 14 after he was tossed out of a Malibu substance-abuse and anger-management facility.

Chris Brown. Patch file photo.
Chris Brown. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 3:21 p.m. May 1, 2014. Edited to add video.

R&B singer Chris Brown will remain behind bars for at least another week, a Los Angeles judge said today.

The 24-year-old singer, who is accused of violating his probation stemming from his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, appeared in court wearing orange jail clothes. A judge ordered him back to court May 9, when a date is expected to be set for a probation-violation hearing.

Brown was arrested March 14 after he was tossed out of a Malibu substance-abuse and anger-management facility, where he had been for about four months. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin said the singer made troubling remarks during a group therapy session, discussing his use of guns and knives.

The singer is also accused in Washington, D.C., of punching a 20-year- old man who was trying to get a photo with him. He had been transferred to Washington, D.C., earlier this month, but proceedings in that case were delayed, prompting his return to Los Angeles.

Brown pleaded guilty in June 2009 to assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury for assaulting Rihanna during an argument that began about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 8, 2009, while the singers were in a rented Lamborghini in Hancock Park after attending a pre-Grammy Awards party.

Brown was sentenced to five years probation, a yearlong domestic violence program -- which he completed -- and 180 days of community labor.

Brown's probation was first revoked last summer after he was charged with a pair of misdemeanors and an infraction stemming from a May 21 traffic crash in Toluca Lake. Those charges have since been dismissed, despite a city prosecutor's objection to a "civil compromise" in which attorneys said no money was exchanged between the parties.

His probation was reinstated last August, when Brandlin ordered the singer to perform an additional 1,000 hours of community labor.

--City News Service


Stuart Ebert May 01, 2014 at 11:41 PM
Chris Brown should be "banned for life." 50% of all Lakers fans should be "banned for life." You get my drift?

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