NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Charlie Sheen may have a beautiful wife, a thundering TV career, and money in the bank, but none of that, it seems, is going to help him get out of spending time in the big house.
According to People.com, Sheen has finalized a deal with prosecutors in which the "Two and a Half Men" star will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge relating to a drunken Christmas day fight with his wife Brooke Mueller, in which he allegedly held a knife to her, pinned her to the bed and threatened to kill her.
"I thought I was gonna die for one hour," Mueller said in a released 911 call.
Sheen was charged with felony menacing, misdemeanor third degree assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief. The felony charge carries a maximum three-year prison sentence. But it looks like Sheen will avoid the unpleasantness of a trial and the harsher charges will be dropped.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin confirmed deal had been reached but declined to disclose details. A judge has yet to sign off on the deal. Sheen is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Since the Christmas incident, both Sheen and Mueller have completed rehab. And Mueller is still on Sheen's side.
"Brooke is totally satisfied with the deal," says her lawyer Yale Galanter, "but if she had her druthers, the case would have been dismissed."
Galanter says the duo continues to work on their relationship.