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Charlie Sheen may get plea deal in Aspen, Colo., domestic abuse case

June 7, 2010 |  9:45 am

http://www.latimes.com/includes/projects/hollywood/portraits/charlie_sheen.jpgThe long legal saga of Charlie Sheen in a Colorado domestic abuse case may be headed for its final chapter.

The star of “Two and a Half Men” is scheduled to appear at 4 p.m. in an Aspen courtroom, where a judge is expected to rule on a plea agreement worked out by the district attorney and defense lawyers.

According to the deal, Sheen would enter a misdemeanor plea and receive a 30-day jail sentence in a case arising from a Christmas Day incident at an Aspen home that drew headlines nationwide. The actor allegedly brandished a knife and threatened his wife, Brooke Mueller.

The plea agreement is subject to approval by the court, said Sheen’s attorney, Yale Galanter.

Sheen, 44, had been scheduled to go on trial in July on menacing and assault charges.

Under the agreement, Sheen would be allowed to participate in a work-release program, leaving jail every morning at 8 a.m. and returning by 8 p.m., Galanter said. If approved, Sheen would work with the nonprofit Theatre Aspen, providing help as an acting coach and assisting with the summer program, he said.

With time reduced for good behavior, Sheen may serve only 14 or 15 days, he said.

“It’s a good resolution for the case,” Galanter said in a telephone interview. “Charlie wants to put it behind him, the world gets to move on, and everyone gets to move on with their lives.”

-- Patrick J. McDonnell

Credit: Los Angeles Times