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Posted at 8:38 PM ET, 08/ 2/2010

Charlie Sheen pleads guilty, avoids jail time

By Jen Chaney

Charlie Sheen arrives at a Colorado court to enter his guilty plea. (AP)

Charlie Sheen has pleaded guilty to assault in connection with a Christmas 2009 domestic dispute involving wife Brooke Mueller Sheen. As a result, the "Two and a Half Men" star will avoid jail time.

Sheen entered the plea this afternoon in an Aspen, Colo., court and was sentenced to 30 days of rehab -- to be spent at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu -- as well as 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management classes. Two related charges of felony menacing and criminal mischief were dropped in exchange for the assault plea. At the time of the incident, Mueller Sheen said her husband threatened to kill her while brandishing a knife, an allegation Sheen denied.

Naturally, outlets from The Daily Beast to E! Online are characterizing this as a victory for Sheen and a "sweetheart deal." But what do you think? Is this a fair sentence for Sheen, considering that his wife subsquently tried to get the charges dropped? Or should he have received harsher punishment? And what are the odds now that, as TMZ is reporting, Sheen and Mueller will move forward with divorce proceedings?

By Jen Chaney  | August 2, 2010; 8:38 PM ET
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Comments

Supposedly he Did threaten to kill her (certainly not something I've done HA! - a lot of us have male and female alike, angry comments, are by nature, not-so-intelligent. Apparently she was so pissed she decided to say he had a knife to really (She really wanted to stick it to him no doubt). Ok that was bad. Anyway, hence her attempting to drop the charges after-the-fact. All speculation. Ended up at this article somehow a few clicks after watching Sheen's short video addressed to President Obama directly. He's had a Ton of "bad luck" ever since he started speaking out. (see link below) Car totaled twice I think? Once the brakes were cut, and the other one someone drove his car off a cliff. Subtle, verrrrry subtle. heh heh
/locks deadbolt
youtube.com/watch?v=ZyKR2-A0KPU&feature=player_embedded#!

Posted by: natehuckell | August 2, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Promises has had some celebs with very public relapses. Wonder what their succes rate is. Maybe Promises don't count for much in SoCal.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 3, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

On the one hand, he pled guilty which means he thought there was a likelihood of conviction at trial on worse things. Which tells me something bad happened that day and he should be punished for it.

On the other hand, this whole story has been bizarre from the minute it happened. Therefore, it should not be dragged out further.

This is not the last we will here from the Sheen-Muellers. Maybe the kids can go live with Auntie Renee. She seems fairly sane.

Posted by: epjd | August 3, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

The guy is a first class JERK!!!

Posted by: SeniorVet | August 3, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Charlie, bet you are fun to hang and drink
with. Don't drink and drive and if you get
rid of this one, stay single.

Posted by: dgldsn | August 3, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

It seems he's less fun to hang & drink with if you're female, dgldsn.

Posted by: kabuki3 | August 3, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

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