Sunday 21 December 2014

Chris Brown denied release bid and set to remain behind bars until at least June

Published 23/04/2014 | 22:33

Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed
Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed

A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington, DC.

Superior Court Judge Victor Greenberg denied a request today by Brown's lawyer to release the Grammy-winner from custody either on bail or his own recognisance.

The singer has been jailed since mid-March on a no-bail warrant after he was expelled from a court-ordered rehab programme.

Brown's bodyguard has been convicted of assaulting a man in Washington, and Brown's trial has been delayed until at least June.

He remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

The singer's attorney, Bob Kalunian, requested Brown's release, but Judge Greenberg said there was no change in circumstances that warrants his release.

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