Brown Sentencing Delayed

06 Aug 2009

Chris Brown still has his freedom... For now

RB star CHRIS BROWN's assault sentencing has been delayed to allow Los Angeles County Superior Court judge PATRICIA SCHNEGG more time to assess how tough his community service will be.

The judge made it clear during a hearing in June that she wanted the singer to commit to hard labour as part of his punishment for attacking ex-girlfriend Rihanna in February.

Schnegg delayed her sentencing in court on Wednesday, insisting she needed more information from Brown's home state of Virginia - where he will serve five years' probation - about what type of work the singer was likely to perform.

When the singer struck a plea deal with prosecutors in June, the judge insisted Brown should perform physically difficult and unglamourous work.

Brown, who attended the sentencing hearing with his mother, is scheduled to return to court on 27 August.