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September date set for singer Chris Brown trial

Published on Jun 26, 2014 6:00 AM
 

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Hip hop star Chris Brown is to stand trial on Sept 8 for allegedly hitting a fan outside a Washington hotel after lawyers failed to agree on a plea bargain.

The date was set by Judge Patricia Wynn in District of Columbia Superior Court where Brown appeared – despite hot summer weather – in a smart leather jacket, shirt, tie and khaki trousers.

The Grammy-winning R&B artist was charged with misdemeanour assault after an altercation outside a hip hotel in the US capital with a fan who wanted a photo with him.

At the time, Brown, 25, was still on probation following his 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend, pop diva Rihanna.

Fans mob Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown (2nd left) as he leaves the District of Columbia Superior Courthouse in Washington June 25, 2014. Brown is to stand trial on Sept 8 for allegedly hitting a fan outside a Washington hotel after lawyers failed to agree on a plea bargain. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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