Brown Plea Deal in Works; Arraignment Today

Singer expected to plead not guilty
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2009 8:12 AM CDT
Singer Chris Brown stands in a courtroom at the Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles Thursday, March 5, 2009. Brown faces two felony charges, assault and making criminal threats.   (AP Photo/Pool, Bob Chamberlin)
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(Newser) – As Chris Brown prepares for his arraignment today, “intense” negotiations on a plea deal are under way, a source tells the New York Daily News. “It’s expected to be resolved at some point soon. Rihanna wants it resolved as well,” the source says. Brown is seeking to avoid jail time and a “strike” on his record. Meanwhile, he is expected to plead not guilty or to ask for another postponement.
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