Posted: Jun 1, 2010 10:14 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Jun 1, 2010 10:14 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Charlie Sheen has reached an agreement with
authorities in Colorado over domestic violence allegations
involving his wife, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
The agreement was confirmed by Chief Deputy District Attorney
Arnold Mordkin, who declined to disclose details.
Brooke Mueller Sheen's lawyer, Yale Galanter, also confirmed a
plea agreement but refused to say what the terms were because "a
deal is not a deal until the judge approves it."
"There has definitely been a deal reached," said Galanter.
"Brooke is totally satisfied with the deal but if she had her
druthers, the case would have been dismissed."
Sheen pleaded not guilty to menacing, criminal mischief and
assault charges stemming from an argument with his wife on
Christmas Day at an Aspen home where they were on vacation. The
most serious charge is menacing, a felony that carries a maximum
three-year prison sentence.
Sheen's attorney Richard Cummins did not immediately return
phone messages seeking comment.
Sheen is scheduled to be in court Monday for a disposition
hearing. His trial had been scheduled for July 21.
Cummins had sought to throw out statements that the "Two and a
Half Men" actor made to police investigating the case. He argued
that an officer questioned Sheen in the basement of a house without
advising him of his right to remain silent.
Charlie Sheen denied threatening or hitting his wife but told
police that he broke two pairs of her eyeglasses in front of her.
A police officer's arrest affidavit quoted Brooke Sheen as
saying the actor pinned her on a bed while holding a knife to her
throat and making a threat. In an audio recording of a 911 call, a
woman who identifies herself as Brooke tells the dispatcher, "I
thought I was gonna die for one hour."
Since the incident occurred at Christmas, both Sheens have
completed alcohol rehab programs and Galanter said, "They have
been sober for months and months. "
As for the status of the Sheen marriage, Galanter said,
"They're working at it."