Chris Brown Sentencing Delayed, Judge Wants Hard Labor Proof

Pop singer Chris Brown will have to wait a little while longer to be officially sentenced. Yesterday (Aug. 5) a judge postponed his sentence until proof is provided that he will be doing physical labor for beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg moved the sentencing to August 27 to give the parties in play enough time to arrange hard labor community service including road cleanup that Brown must perform due to his plea deal. Schnegg said she wanted to be assured that Brown would be doing physical work as part of his community service. Brown, whose recent hit single “Forever” has climbed back up the digital charts due to a Youtube video, pleaded guilty to hitting Rihanna, 21, on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February. He agreed to serve five years probation, attend classes on domestic violence and perform 180 days of community service, which is expected to take place in his home state of Virginia. If he had been convicted of felony assault and criminal threats, Brown would have faced a maximum of five years in prison. Last month Brown issued his first public apology via video in which he apologizes for his actions: “I had a chance to live those moments again. But, unfortunately, I can’t. I cannot go into what happened and, most importantly, I’m not going to sit here and make any excuses. I take great pride in me being able to exercise self-control and what I did was inexcusable. I am very sad and very ashamed at what I’ve done.”

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