Menu
Home

Son of R&B Star Will Stand Trial

The son of R&B singer Chaka Khan (search) was ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of a teenager at a party last fall.

Damien Patrick Holland (search), 26, is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Christopher Baily of Los Angeles in September 2004 as the two struggled for a gun during a fight. Holland surrendered to police in February.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner (search) on Monday found sufficient evidence to allow the case to proceed, said district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. Arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 26.

Holland was arrested after the shooting but released when prosecutors said they didn't have enough evidence to charge him. Investigators later found witnesses, allowing prosecutors to charge Holland, police said.

Khan, 52, whose real name is Yvette Marie Stevens (search), is known for hits such as "Tell Me Something Good" and "I Feel For You."