Charlie Sheen will be on the California set of the hit TV show “Two and a Half Men” in no time. With the support of his defense attorney, Sheen’s Colorado domestic violence case has come to an end, and he is eager to move forward in his life.
A Colorado court ruled yesterday that Sheen can serve his mandated 30-day jail term in a California rehab facility. The actor is also required to serve three months of probation and attend domestic violence treatment.
The case developed when Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller got into an argument last Christmas. They were vacationing for Christmas in Colorado, and their holidays were rocked when they ended in a highly publicized domestic dispute.
Sheen claims that he got upset with Mueller when she threatened him with divorce. Despite Mueller’s initial testimony, Sheen insists that he did not hold Mueller down and hold a knife to her throat.
An officer who worked on the domestic violence case told CNN that Mueller’s appearance on the night in question supported her story that Sheen was indeed violent. The officer, now no longer working for the police department, is disappointed that Sheen’s sentence is not more severe.
To avoid felony assault charges, Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor third-degree assault. Agreeing to plead guilty to that charge saved Sheen’s criminal file from a felony charge and also alleviated the sentencing he could have faced if convicted of felony domestic violence charges.
Perhaps helping his case is that fact that, in the end, Mueller wanted to drop all of the charges against her husband, who is the father of their two twin boys, and she refused to testify against him.
Whether the couple plans on staying together or getting a divorce is yet to be verified beyond the rumor mill.
CNN.com: Charlie Sheen to serve Aspen ‘jail’ term in Malibu rehab (8/3/2010)