Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court with his attorney Mark Geragos for a probation violation hearing during which his probation was revoked by a Los Angeles Superior judge on March 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The singer was arrested March 14, 2014 and is being held without bail. Brown was first placed on probation after the 2009 domestic violence case in which he plead guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson-Pool\Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:42 AM

WASHINGTON -- Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed for months after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to the singer's bodyguard, whom defense lawyers call a key witness.
   
Wednesday had been set as the start of Brown's trial. But prosecutors told a judge they won't grant immunity to bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, who was convicted of assault in the incident. Hollosy had said that without immunity, he wouldn't testify until he's finished appealing his case. That could take months, and Brown's trial may wait until then.
   
Hollosy and Brown were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him. Hollosy told Washington police he, not Brown, punched the man.
   
A judge scheduled a June status hearing in Brown's case. Brown is in custody as a result of a California case. U.S. Marshals will return him there.

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