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Singer Chris Brown To Be Sentenced Later Today For Felony Assault

Chris Brown and his attorney, Mark Geragos, at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Aug. 5. Kevork Djansezian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Later today, at 5:00 p.m. ET, singer Chris Brown will be sentenced for felony assault against his former girlfriend, Rihanna, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"Brown reached a plea deal with L.A. prosecutors in June that is expected to limit his sentence to probation — and no jail time. Under the agreement, Brown, 20, will serve five years' probation and take a yearlong domestic violence prevention class. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg also ordered him to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna, 21, for the next five years."

Brown pleaded guilty to "physically attacking his former girlfriend earlier this year as the two were driving to a residence in Hancock Park," a Los Angeles neighborhood.