Chris Brown Gets a Month in Jail After Probation Violation
A judge says Brown must remain in jail until a hearing in late April because he failed to remain in a court-mandated rehab program.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said today that he was troubled by comments that Brown made during his rehab stay in which the singer allegedly said he was good at using guns and knives.
Brown, dressed in a bright orange jumpsuit, was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs as his mother Joyce Hawkins sobbed.
The 24-year-old singer was arrested on Friday after he was dismissed from a Malibu facility where he was being treated for anger management and other issues.
Brown had been in rehab since November, when Mr Brandlin ordered him to receive treatment as part of his sentence for a 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
A trial date is set for April 17 when a jury will decide Brown’s fate in his trial for a separate assault charge in Washington.
Brandlin had sentenced Brown to 90 days in the treatment program in November following his assault arrest where he allegedly punched and broke the nose of a man who was trying to get a picture with him.
If found guilty Brown could be sentenced to four years in prison.