Sheen to plead guilty, serve time

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Posted: Jun 7, 2010 12:38 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Charlie Sheen, assault, domestic violence, CBS, Two and a Half Men, WBRZ

Charlie Sheen is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic violence case and work at a local theater company during a 30-day jail sentence, his wife's attorney said Monday.

In exchange, prosecutors would drop felony menacing and criminal mischief charges stemming from an argument he had with his wife, Brooke, on Christmas Day at an Aspen home where they were on
vacation, said the attorney, Yale Galanter.

Galanter said the deal calls for Sheen to serve a 30-day jail sentence and serve three months probation.

A judge must still approve the deal.

That could happen as early as Monday, when Sheen is expected to appear in an Aspen court in
the case.

Prosecutors confirmed last week that Sheen reached a plea agreement in the case, but no details have been released.

During the jail term, Galanter said Sheen will be released during the day so he can work at a local theater company, Theatre Aspen.

Sheen could leave the jail for work at 8 a.m. and would have to return by 8 p.m.

"He's being sentenced to jail and he's being released for work, thereby, it's work," Galanter said.

Paige Price, the theater's artistic director, said that Sheen has agreed to work there for free.

Part of his duties will include teaching a class for professional actors, recorded work for plays that have voices coming from off stage and possible fundraising for the nonprofit.

"We think it is community service in that it is a nonprofit," Price said.

Sheen has pleaded not guilty to menacing, criminal mischief and assault charges.

The menacing charge is a felony that carries a prison sentence of up to three years.

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