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Chris Brown's sentencing delayed

Judge says she needs more information before sentencing the singer

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The sentencing of Chris Brown for assault charges stemming from an altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, has been delayed.

The sentencing was expected to occur at a hearing today (August 5) in Los Angeles Superior Court, but Judge Patricia Schnegg said that she first needs additional information from authorities in the singer's home state of Virginia to determine whether he can do community labour there.

The judge had indicated that she wants Brown to do community work, which may include roadside cleanup or graffiti removal, rather than community service. But Virginia authorities have not yet said whether they will allow Brown to do so in the state, reports the Associated Press.

The judge therefore has delayed Brown's sentencing until August 27.

Brown pleaded guilty in June to one count of felony assault stemming from the quarrel with Rihanna, in which he allegedly beat her.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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