Sunday 17 December 2017

Chris Brown assault trial delayed

Singer Chris Brown is accused of assault (AP)
Singer Chris Brown is accused of assault (AP)

Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington has been delayed for months.

Lawyers returned to court today for what had been set as the start of Brown's trial.

But prosecutors have told a judge they will not grant Brown bodyguard Christopher Hollosy immunity to give evidence at his boss's trial.

Hollosy was convicted on Monday over the same October incident in which both men are accused of punching someone outside a hotel.

Hollosy had said he would not testify unless granted immunity or until his appeal is concluded, which will take months.

Brown is in custody as a result of a case in California. He will be returned there by US Marshals. A hearing in that case is set for Wednesday.

A judge scheduled a June status hearing in Brown's Washington case.

Press Association

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