Chris Brown's Assault Trial Date Delayed
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.21.2014
It will start on Wednesday now...
Chris Brown has a two-day reprieve until his trial on assault charges in Washington, D.C. begins. Billboard reports that the judge in Brown's case has delayed the trial start from today until Wednesday so that the lawyers in the case can work out some issues in testimony from Brown's bodyguard Chris Hollosy.
Hollosy was convicted today of punching the victim in the incident; his sentencing is set for June 25th. Brown's lawyers want Hollosy to testify at the trial, where he would allegedly say that he punched Parker Adams and not Brown. However, Hollosy's lawyer says he plans to appeal the conviction. Unless Hollosy is given immunity by prosecutors, his testimony could affect his appeal.
Brown's lawyer said that Hollosy's testimony is crucial, noting that the prosecutors have a "duty to fairly treat a defendant and to extend immunity in certain situations. It's going to be our argument that this is one of those situations."