Chambers Attacker Pleads No Contest

The woman who attacked and injured musician Lester Chambers during his performance at a Hayward, Calif., blues festival last July pleaded no contest Feb. 28 to felony counts of assault and elder abuse.

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Appearing at Hayward Fest in Hayward, Calif.

Dinalynn Andrews-Potter’s plea agreement sentences her to be placed on five years’ probation and placed in a residential treatment facility for her substance abuse and mental health problems, according to KGO-TV.

Alameda County Judge Thomas Reardon will formally sentence Andrews-Potter April 11.

Chambers was performing at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival when he began performing Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” which Chambers dedicated to teen Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Florida last year.

Andrews-Potter reportedly snapped and jumped on stage, where she began yelling, punching and shoving Chambers and calling him names for dedicating the song.

The performer was treated at a nearby hospital for bruises, cuts, a bruised rib, nerve damage and soreness.

Chambers filed a $5 million lawsuit against the city and a lawsuit against Andrews-Potter and the Bay Area Blues Society also seeking $5 million claiming his injuries left him unable to perform, continue to work on a new album or take part in a potential tour.