Updated 8/6/09 2:27 p.m.
A judge has delayed sentencing in Chris Brown’s felony assault case because she wants proof that he’ll do "community labor."
Judge Patricia Schnegg said she wants to papers that guarauntee Chris will do roadside and grafitti clean up, the New York Daily News reports.
The crooner had been scheduled for sentencing Wednesday as part of his plea deal, which stated that he would spend 1,400 doing something for the community. At yesterday’s session, she made it clear that she didn’t want to see Chris doing any light community service, rather that he be put to hard labor as part of his punishment for his February 8 altercation with Rihanna.
Chris copped a pled deal on back in June that has him serving 180 days of probation in Virginia. Under the agreement he must also serve five years of supervised probation and he has to enroll in a domestic violence counseling program.
Although the terms of his plea deal have already been announced, today’s session would be for formal sentencing in Chris’ case, the Associated Press reports.
Part of his arrangement with the prosecution was stay away order that doesn’t let him within 50 yards of Rihanna. However, those are restrictions are loosened when the two are schedule to appear at the same event.
Rihanna has said that she felt the restraining order was unnecessary for them, and now she’s seeking to have it lifted. Instead, her lawyers are suggesting that the court impose level-one protection order.
"That order would prevent Chris from annoying, molesting or harassing her," Rihanna’s attorney Donald Etra E! News. "That level-one order would fully protect her."
– Sonya Eskridge