Lindsay Lohan spends Halloween at county morgue
As she awaits a possible jail sentence for violating probation, actress Lindsay Lohan spent Halloween surrounded by the dead at one of Los Angeles' most spooky haunts: the county morgue.
In her effort to get on the judge's good side, Lohan on Monday checked in for her fourth day at the L.A. County coroner's office -- chipping away at more of the 120 hours of community service she must perform to satisfy her sentence for violating a 2007 drunk driving probation and for a necklace theft conviction last summer.
Lohan and her attorney hope to convince Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner at a probation violation hearing Wednesday that Lohan has turned over a new leaf and is getting serious about doing the needed work.
She was booted out of a 360-hour community service program at the Downtown Women's Shelter after repeatedly failing to show up.
"Lindsay has been very diligent in her attendance at the morgue, and is there again today." said her publicist, Steve Honig, who wouldn't comment on her legal strategy.
"She is very eager to get closure on this situation so she can put it behind her and move forward with several projects currently being lined up for her," he said.
Sautner ordered Lohan to spend at least 16 hours a week working at the morgue pending Wednesday's hearing. Since being late on the first day she tried to work at the morgue, Lohan has since arrived promptly and complied with all the requirements, coroner's officials say.
Lohan faces the very real prospect of jail time again Wednesday, but how much time she would spend there may be limited by overcrowding because her shoplifting offense is not a violent crime.
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Lindsay Lohan listens during a probation status hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court this month. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times