Charlie Sheen Sent to Rehab
Actor Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty on Monday to an assault charge filed last Christmas. The judge sentenced Sheen to 30 days in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and the Two and a Half Men star agreed to a three-month abstention from drugs and alcohol. He must also attend 36 hours of anger management education classes.
Judge James C. Boyd sentenced Sheen to a 30-day jail term, but the sentence was suspended through a plea deal. If Sheen successfully completes his probation, and the drug and alcohol rehab program in California, he wont have to serve any time in prison. The deal also allows Sheen to head back to work on his sitcom, Two and a Half Men, while he completes the terms of his probation.
Sheen was arrested on Christmas Day after his third wife, Brooke Mueller, accused the actor of threatening to kill her at knifepoint. Mueller later recanted her story, and the couple reconciled. Regardless of their personal accord, Sheen faced up to three years behind bars for felony menacing, misdemeanor third degree assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
The actor said he was "grateful" for the judge's decision. "I look forward to complying with the court's decision, getting on with my life and putting this behind me," Sheen said after the verdict.