..."Not Guilty, your honor." Thats what Chris Brown hushed quietly this afternoon during the arraignment hearing, at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse regarding two felony accounts stemming from his alleged February 8 assault against pop star, Rihanna.
Brown kept his hands clasped in front of him and his lips shut in silence, Brown stood by quietly as his lawyer Mark Geragos addressed the judge. Brown pled not guilty on the two accounts of assault and making criminal threats. He spoke to the judge directly, softly muttering his plea.
The singer was expected to plead not guilty. While her lawyer Donald Etra was present, and addressed reporters outside the courthouse after the hearing, Rihanna was not present. The two had seemed to reconcile late Februrary following the incident, however recently the two have seperated with Rihanna returing to her home of Barbados, and Brown has been in Virginia with family.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years and eight months in prison. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for April 29.