Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Chris Brown to be Sentenced

R&B singer Chris Brown is set to be sentenced today for his savage beating of Rihanna last February. He pleaded guilty to felony assault and is expected to be sentenced to five years probation and six month of community labor.

Although the assault and trial took place in Los Angeles, he is expected to be allowed to serve his probation in his home state of Virginia. He will also have to go back to California every three months for domestic violence counseling.

From published reports:

Brown was arrested Feb. 8, hours after an early morning fight erupted between the singer and his then-girlfriend in a car in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood. A search warrant affidavit filed by police described the brutal attack, stating that Brown beat, choked and bit Rihanna and tried to push her out of the car.

The beating occurred hours before the pair were scheduled to appear at the Grammy Awards, and both have been forced to cancel several high-profile appearances since then.

Brown's career has suffered, with radio stations refusing to play his music and sponsors dropping him.