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Charlie Sheen to appear in Colorado courtroom on charge of assaulting wife

March 15, 2010 |  8:08 am

Sheen Actor Charlie Sheen is scheduled to appear in court Monday in Aspen, Colo., to face a felony charge related to a Christmas Day incident in which he allegedly threatened his wife with a knife.

In the Dec. 25 incident, Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, told police that she feared for her life. Sheen and Mueller, married since 2008 and the parents of twin boys, had been arguing that morning when Mueller said she wanted a divorce, according to an affidavit.

Mueller said Sheen had pinned her to a bed and held a knife to her throat as he straddled her. Sheen, 44, was released that night from Pitkin County Jail on $8,500 bail.

The star of CBS' "Two and a Half Men" previously pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery with serious bodily injury after a 1996 incident in which he was accused of knocking then-girlfriend Brittany Ashland to the ground.

Last month, burglars stole his Mercedes-Benz sedan from his Sherman Oaks home in a gated community after he left his garage door open with the keys in the ignition. The car ended up crashed and abandoned in a steep ravine off Mulholland Drive.

Photo: Charlie Sheen in Aspen, Colo., where he is to appear in court to face a felony charge stemming from a Dec. 25 domestic violence incident involving his wife, Brooke Mueller. Credit: Riccardo S. Savi / Getty Images

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