Police to return 1.4M dlr jewelry in Rihanna case
Los Angeles police will return 1.4 million dollars worth of jewelry being worn by pop star Rihanna when she was allegedly attacked by boyfriend Chris Brown, a lawyer said Wednesday.
An attorney for Rihanna said the Los Angeles Police Department had agreed to photograph the gems and return them to the designers who had lent them to the singer ahead of the Grammy Awards in February.
The jewelry had been held by police since the attack and logged as evidence, Rihanna's attorney Donald Etra told a court hearing.
Brown, 19, earlier this month pleaded not guilty to felony charges of attacking Barbados-born "Umbrella" singer Rihanna on February 8.
The incident shocked the music world and left Rihanna nursing cuts and bruises to her face, forcing her to cancel a scheduled performance at the Grammys in Los Angeles later that day.
Brown is charged with felony counts of assault and making criminal threats. If convicted on all counts, Brown could face a sentence ranging from probation to four years and eight months in state prison, officials have said.
A preliminary hearing has been set for May 28.