Reuters reported on April 8, 2014 that the singer, actor and dancer Christopher (Chris) Maurice Brown also known as Breezy will be going to trial for punching a man outside a Washington hotel last October.
Brown’s lawyers tried to get the case dismissed on the basis that prosecutors had abused the grand jury process by not giving time to prepare for trial.
Chris 24 has been jailed since March for violating his court order terms at a Los Angeles anger-management facility where he was receiving treatment for assaulting his ex-girlfriend singer Rihanna in 2009.
Brown was not taken into custody for pleading guilty of hitting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 due to good reports he received at the treatment center; instead he was given five years’ probation and was ordered to community labor and domestic counseling.
Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy are awaiting trial for allegedly fracturing a man’s nose and sustained injuries to his head for trying to take pictures of Brown.
The defense attorneys for Brown attempted to make their case before Judge Patricia Wynn who ordered the trial and wasn’t accepting their excuses for dismissal.
However, Judge Wynn ruled that Brown and Hollosy case be tried separately even though prosecutors opposed and protested.
Hollosy lawyer Bernard Grimm asked that his client confession of him yelling at the time of Brown’s arrest that he punched a man and not Brown be suppressed as evidence because his Miranda rights were not read.
However, Kimberly Metivier an officer testified that Hollosy yelled to arrest him, and not Chris Brown for hitting the man.
Hollosy said, “I punched him and not Chris”
Chris and Hollosy face misdemeanor assault charges which carry a few years of jail time if convicted.
Chris was on probation at the time of the alleged attack, and he recently violated the program’s rule where he was receiving treatment for his anger issues and was arrested and jailed in Los Angeles, Calif.
In March, as his lawyers tried to get him out on bond but the judge refused.
After two weeks, U.S. Marshall escorted Chris to Washington for trial.
The Grammy Award winner and multi-talented artist will remain jailed until his trial.