Chris Brown skips jail, should remain in treatment, says Judge

Prosecutors believe Chris Brown continues to pose a "violent danger to society" following his outburst in Washington D.C. last year.
Posted By Veronica Linares  |  Feb. 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge rejected a motion to send Chris Brown to jail during a probation violation hearing related to the singer's Rihanna assault case.

Judge James Brandlin said Brown appeared to be showing progress in his anger management rehab and should continue to attend his meetings for the forceable future.

The "Don't Wake Me Up" singer was ordered to undergo in-patient treatment in November following his arrest for allegedly assaulting a man outside The W Hotel in Washington D.C. on October 27.

Brown pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge.

The California prosecution said Monday that Washington D.C. authorities had provided enough evidence to move forward with a full-blown mini-trial. They added that the 24-year-old singer "continues to pose an increasingly violent danger to society."

"Defendant Brown's violent behavior continues to increase in severity and frequency," Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray wrote in her motion filed Monday.

Murray also attached new witness statements to her filing regarding Brown's Washington arrest. Among them was the fact that an eyewitness claims to have seen the singer's "arm come back, fist made," and then he hit the victim. Additionally, Murray claims documents from the arrest state that Brown had a substance "consistent with that of blood" on his sweatshirt after the attack.

Police identified Maryland resident Isaac Adams Parker as the victim of Brown's alleged attack. Parker told authorities that the singer punched him in the face after he tried to jump into one of Brown's photos.


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