Judge Delays Sentence For Chris Brown In Rihanna Beating

A judge has delayed sentencing Chris Brown on an assault charge to seek more input from Virginia authorities about whether Brown could do community labor in that state.

Brown lives in Virginia.

Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said Wednesday she will sentence Brown on Aug. 27.

The judge met with a prosecutor and defense attorney briefly before Brown's scheduled sentencing.

When she emerged, she said Virginia had yet to respond about whether it could accommodate her requirement that Brown serve community labor, rather than community service.

The 20-year-old Brown pleaded guilty in June to one count of felony assault stemming from the altercation with his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, in Los Angeles.

A plea deal calls for him to serve five years of probation and six months of community labor.


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