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Aspen judge grants request to let Sheen visit wife in hospital

Aspen Times staff and wire reports
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A judge in Aspen signed an emergency order Wednesday allowing Charlie Sheen to visit his wife, Brooke, who was in a California hospital intensive care unit with a high fever and an infection following oral surgery.

The order allows the couple to only have contact with each other at Sherman Oaks Hospital, where Brooke Sheen is staying.

She had already obtained a postponement of Wednesday’s hearing in the Aspen domestic violence case against her actor husband because she was to undergo the surgery.

The hearing is now scheduled for Friday, at which time the Sheen couple will ask Pitkin County District Court Judge James Boyd to throw out or revise a protection order that prevents the couple from contacting each other. Such protection orders are standard in cases of alleged domestic violence. Prosecutors oppose the request.

However, Friday’s hearing might not happen either. On Wednesday, Charlie Sheen’s Aspen attorney, Richie Cummins, filed a motion asking for Friday’s hearing to be postponed. The matter is expected to be addressed Thursday in front of Judge James Boyd.

Both of the Sheens had been expected to attend the hearing in Aspen, where they were staying when police were called to their home on Christmas Day.

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 told her that she “better be in fear.” The officer said Brooke Sheen reported her husband also told her that he could hire ex-police “who know how to get the job done and they won’t leave any trace.”

Charlie Sheen denies threatening his wife. His initial court appearance on the charges is now scheduled for Feb. 8.

The Sheens, who have twin baby sons, have said they want to reconcile.

Charlie Sheen, 44, stars in the CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men.”


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