Chris Brown's D.C. Assault Trial Delayed for Months
More bad news for Chris Brown. The R&B singer’s assault trial has been put on hold for months.
Brown’s trial had been set to start Wednesday, but was delayed after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, reports the AP.
Hollosy was convicted Monday of assault. He had been expected to testify in Brown’s trial and say that he hit 20-year-old Parker Adams outside D.C.’s W Hotel in October.
Hollosy, who would be a key witness in Brown’s case, plans to appeal.
Prosecutors decided not to grant Hollosy immunity because he refused to meet with them to discuss his testimony following his conviction.
On Wednesday, D.C. Superior Court Judge A. Franklin Burgess Jr. scheduled a status hearing for Brown’s case for June 25, the same day Hollosy is scheduled to be sentenced.
Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos said the delay could cost another six months, while prosecutors claim it could take a year. No new trial date for Brown has been set.
“I think all of this is much ado about nothing and frankly I look forward to being able to try this at some point,” said Geragos.
Brown will now be transported back to California by U.S. Marshals Service.