Leaked Photo Could Undo Brown Case
Posted on Wed Apr 29, 2009 03:40 PM PDT

BrownNotinCourt200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The leaking of a photograph showing a bruised and beaten Rihanna could become a major turning point in the case against Chris Brown.

Appearing in a Los Angeles Courtroom on Wednesday, attorney Mark Garagos asked for access to an internal LAPD investigation about the photo's leak.

He could use information from that case to show "misconduct or bias" on behalf of investigators which could lead to a mistrial or the dismissal of charges.

Meanwhile, Brown's attorneys are reportedly working behind the scenes on a plea bargain that would keep the R&B singer out of jail.

However, if no deal is reached, the case against Brown will move forward with a preliminary hearing in June.

Brown is charged with two felony counts for allegedly beating girlfriend Rihanna on the night before the Grammy's.

Also on Wednesday, a judge ordered the return of $1.4 million dollars worth of jewelry Rihanna was wearing on the night of the incident. Investigators had been holding the items for evidence.

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