Judge overseeing Chris Brown bodyguard case defers giving verdict until Monday

After two days of testimony, the D.C. Superior Court judge overseeing the misdemeanor assault trial of the bodyguard of R&B singer Chris Brown deferred issuing a verdict in the case until Monday.

Senior Judge Patricia W. Wynn told the packed courtroom that she needed more time to deliberate over the case of Christopher Hollosy, Brown’s bodyguard. Hollosy, 35, and Brown, 24, are each charged with assault in the Oct. 27 altercation between the men and a fan outside the W Hotel downtown.

Brown’s trial, which was to begin on Friday, was also delayed until Monday. Brown made a brief appearance in the courtroom after he was ushered in by U.S. Marshals. Once in front of the judge, Brown turned to the audience, smiled broadly and waved to his mother, aunt as well as his celebrity friends, rapper Bow Wow R&B singer Tank and his girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran. Dozens of curious onlookers crammed into the courtroom to catch a glimpse of Brown.

If both men are found guilty, they face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. But Brown who is on probation for his 2009 assault of then girlfriend Rihanna, faces an additional four years in jail for violating the terms of his probation.

Brown, who was kept in a private cell in the courthouse, was transported via prisoner bus back to a jail inVirginia until Monday.

Harry Misiko contributed to this report

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Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of intern Chandra Levy.
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