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Charlie Sheen pleads not guilty; trial date set for July

Charlie sheen court march Actor Charlie Sheen pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to one felony and two misdemeanor charges stemming from his Christmas Day arrest on suspicion of assaulting wife Brooke Mueller in Aspen, Colo. The trial is set to begin July 21.

He is scheduled to return to work on the "Two and a Half Men" set Tuesday. 

TMZ had reported Friday that Sheen's camp was hoping for a plea deal that would include no jail time; Sheen's spokesman told The Times' Scott Collins last week that the only purpose of the Monday hearing was to enter a formal plea.

Sheen has been in rehab in what his camp called "a preventative measure" since Feb. 23 -- and TMZ reports he'll be heading back there after work each day. Mueller has been living at their home with their twin boys and a private rehab team since late February.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo, updated at 4:07 p.m.: Charlie Sheen attends court on March 15, 2010 in Aspen, Colo. A previous version of this post included a January photo of Sheen at a Clippers game -- we're subbing it out now that photos from Monday's court visit have hit the wire. Credit: Riccardo S. Savi / Getty Images

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Dreadful photo (most unkind) says more than I want to see.

@Robbiex50 -- Christie D'Zurilla here from the blog. That January pic of Sheen was one of the few recent images available that wasn't from his prior court appearance (and therefore possible confusing, given that today saw him back at the same court). Now that photos are available from today's court appearance, we have substituted the image with a more current one.


They take domestic violence very seriously in the Roaring Fork Valley. They've seen recanting accusers end up dead at the hands of the abusers they'd freed by recanting. And they're tried of privileged celebrities bringing their dysfunctions to the region, where people already have enough dysfunctions of their own that they don't need to import them from Hollywood.

So it looks like it's going to be an exciting trial.


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