Chris Brown will stay in jail until April 23
after a judge shut down his lawyer’s request
The 24-year-old singer was arrested on Friday after
getting kicked out of a Malibu rehab facility where he
was being treated for anger management. Superior
Court Judge James R. Brandlin had ordered him to
stay in rehab while he decided whether Brown
violated his probation in the Rihanna assault case.
On Monday, Brown appeared in a Los Angeles
courtroom in an orange jumpsuit alongside his
attorney Mark Geragos.
The judge said Brown had an “inability to stay out of
trouble” and was especially troubled at a statement
Brown made at rehab, where he reportedly said, “I
am good at using guns and knives.”
Brandlin wants him to remain in jail until a D.C. jury
decides if he committed criminal assault in his D.C.
case, which goes to trial on April 17.
The L.A. judge will hold a probation violation hearing
on April 23. If Brown is convicted in D.C., he could
potentially be sentenced to four years in prison for
violating probation in the Rihanna case.
According to TMZ, Brown was kicked out of rehab
after he violated a rule to stay at least two feet away
from women in the facility. He also initially refused a
drug test, later agreeing to submit to one, and made
disparaging comments about rehab during a group