Investigation of Chris Brown-Rihanna Case Continues; Singer May Face "Variety" of Serious Felony Charges

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As bad as the last week has been, Chris Brown hasn't seen the half of it.

The R&B star is being investigated for a variety of felonies, including domestic violence, assault resulting in great bodily injury and - based on specific allegations made by Rihanna - even attempted murder, an E! Online source says.

But as they build their case, the source says, prosecutors fear that making any serious felony charges against him stick could prove difficult in a case in which there are no direct witnesses other than Chris Brown and Rihanna herself.

He's accused of beating his longtime girlfriend in the early morning of February 8, causing them both to cancel scheduled Grammy performances that night.

Rihanna told cops that, as the two fought in his rented Lamborghini, Brown said to his girlfriend, "I'm going to kill you," in addition to choking and beating her.

The Barbados-born songstress, who is reportedly cooperating with the investigation, also told authorities that Brown choked her until she lost consciousness.

Brown was booked by police on suspicion of making criminal threats, but the D.A. wanted further investigation into the attack before formally pressing charges.

The 19-year-old singer has been free on $50,000 bail and is currently back home with his family in Virginia. He has not been seen in public since the incident.

"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired," Brown said over the weekend via his rep in a statement.

"I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person."

Rihanna, 20, was treated for what some are calling "horrific" injuries after the incident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was discharged the following night.

After canceling her upcoming public appearances, she spent at least part of last week with her family in Babardos before departing for a location unknown.

Presumably, the relationship between the stars is over, although Rihanna is said to be conflicted as far as how far to go in helping the police investigation.

Rihanna's family has, quite understandably, urged her to move on.

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no woman deserves to be hit and you should get out right now some women dont make it to talk about it thank god that u are here

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Yes, I'm the composer suing MJB, etc. I'm not surprised anymore at anything that happens in Follywood. As long as Satan and his hosts are abroad on this earth, evil happens in all of our lives.I feel very broken over this Chris Brown and Rihanna thing. This too shall pass. I'm also sorry for the song thefts that are taking place at an alarming rate. These things are just more signs of the times before the Second Coming of the Savior. We all should work everyday to resist temptations and be strong for each other. If we win the lawsuit, I will publish not only my music but, others music that is tight for the soul. Be looking for my "Welcome to Follywood" vidio on you tube soon. Yours Musically, JBB (the Piano Magic Man from Utah)

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I was reading the MTV website and I can't believe how many girls were saying "I love Chris Brown, he did not mean it, he is young, don't ruin his career" I was shocked. Domestic violence does not usually start with somthing so severe. It usually escalates. Her friends have noticed bruises on her before. Chris Brown needs to be severely punished, no slap on the wrist, if not he will never learn!

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She definitely has to move on. I mean, I saw the picture of her after the fight on JustJared. I can honestly say she looked horrific! And after that, Chris Brown definitely isn't worth fighting for. Just look on it for yourselves! http://justjared.buzznet.com/2... it almost made me cry when I first saw it!

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did he bite her? and,
wow

Rihanna Biography

Rihanna in England Rihanna is a young, hot and successful R&B singer who hails from the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is an artist signed to Def Jam... More »
Born
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Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

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I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

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