Chris Brown Sentencing Delayed Due to Labor Concerns

Celebrity News Aug. 5, 2009 AT 7:46PM
Chris Brown Chris Brown attends a sentencing at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County on August 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Chris Brown's formal sentencing for his felony assault on Rihanna has been delayed because the judge was not satisfied with the terms of his six-month community labor sentence.

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"I do not favor community service," L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said at the hearing Wednesday, adding that she wants Brown to do labor-intensive work, such as roadside trash collection as opposed to lecturing school children. (At the time of the hearing, the singer's plan for community service in Virginia was not fully in place.)

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Brown, who pleaded guilty to felony assault in June, was sentenced today to five years' probation, 180 days of labor and an anti-domestic-violence program. The formal sentencing was rescheduled to Aug. 27.

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