Bryant waives right to jury trial in salon beating case

April 2, 2010 6:19:56 PM PDT
Nearly a year after the videotaped beating of an Oakland salon owner, the case is headed to trial.

Defendant Cavenia Bryant appeared in court in Oakland Friday morning and waived her right to a jury trial. She agreed to let a judge decide the case.

Bryant is facing misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment charges for an attack on salon owner Melissa Seals, who Bryant claims had spread rumors about her.

A warrant is out for the arrest of a second woman seen in the video kicking and punching Seals.