At the request of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Chris Brown is being investigated for felonies, including domestic violence, assault resulting in great bodily injury and based on specific allegations made by Rihanna, even attempted murder, a source told E! News.
Prosecutors fear that proving any serious felony charges would be difficult in a case where there are no direct witnesses other than Rihanna and Brown.
Brown is accused of beating Rihanna the morning of Feb. 8, causing them both to cancel their scheduled Grammy performances that night.
Rihanna told police that, while the two were fighting in his rented Lamborghini, Brown said to her, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ while his hands were around her neck. The Barbados-born songstress, who is reportedly cooperating with the cops’ 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 DA’s office wanted further investigation into the incident before it decided on pressing charges.
Chris is currently back home with his family in Virginia.
Rihanna was treated after the incident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was discharged the following night. She spent last week with her family in Babardos before departing for parts unknown.