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Chris Brown admits probation violation, remains in jail

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 01:03

May 09 - Judge sentences Chris Brown after troubled singer admits to probation violation. John Russell reports.

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R&B singer Chris Brown was sentenced to 365 days in jail on Friday (May 09) after admitting in a Los Angeles court to violating his probation stemming from his 2009 assault of pop singer and then- girlfriend Rihanna. Brown, in jail since March 14, could end up spending an additional 131 days in jail as part of his sentence, though he could see that halved by credit for good behavior. Brown has so far earned 234 days of credit in jail. Brown's attorney Mark Geragos explains. SOUNDBITE Chris Brown's attorney Mark Geragos saying (English): "I would expect that Chris should be out of jail before the weekend is out or before Monday. "If he isn't out by Monday, I would epect that he is getting special treatment." The Grammy-winning singer, 25, admitted to violating his probation by committing a crime in Washington. Brown was arrested in the U.S. capital last year for allegedly punching and breaking the nose of a man who jumped into a photo being taken of the singer and two fans. The case in Washington is ongoing.

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Chris Brown admits probation violation, remains in jail

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 01:03