Chris Brown: How lightly will his wrist get slapped?

Chris Brown could be formally charged when he appears in court today after his Feb. 8 arrest for allegedly/definitely beating Rihanna. A FOX affiliate has acquired police notes from the scene that detail the attack which was initiated after Rihanna read “a three-page text message from another woman” on Chris’ phone. TMZ reports:

Brown then allegedly shoved Rihanna’s head against the passenger window. When Rihanna turned to face him, Brown punched her, then continued punching her while driving, according to the detective’s notes.
Blood spattered all over Rihanna’s clothing and in the interior of the car. Her mouth was filled with blood.
Brown allegedly told Rihanna, “I’m going to beat the **** out of you when we get home. You wait and see.”
Rihanna called her assistant and left a message saying, “I am on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there.”
Brown then replied, “You just did the stupidest thing ever. I’m going to kill you.”
According to the report, Brown continued to punch Rihanna, bit her on her ear, her fingers and put her in a headlock — she almost lost consciousness.

But if that’s not adorable enough, E! News reports Chris’ lawyers are hashing out a plea deal and his reunion with Rihanna has seriously hampered the prosecution’s case. Whee:

Sources close to the negotiations tell E! News that the R&B star’s attorneys are in talks with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office about a possible plea deal that would see Brown wind up with probation–rather than jail time–for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna on Feb. 8.
Although the D.A. just received the case from the Los Angeles Police Department today, Brown’s A-list defense attorney Mark Geragos began powwowing with prosecutors earlier in the week.
“They have a victim who’s back together with her alleged attacker, and some conflicting statements from each side,” says the source. “It’s not the slam dunk they hoped it would be.”

So for beating the living crap out of his girlfriend, Chris Brown has had the following happen to him:

1. Had sex on a diamond bed in P. Diddy’s mansion after she took him back.
2. Probably ducked any jail time whatsoever.
3. Got to ride a jet ski.

I don’t want to say the wrong message has been sent here, but I heard next time he’s hoping to fly a jet. You know, because he loves Rihanna so much.

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