Hearing on Possible Charlie Sheen Plea Deal Delayed Until July

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ASPEN, Colo. (CBS/AP) A hearing on a possible plea deal for Charlie Sheen in his domestic abuse case in Colorado has been delayed until next month.

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Lawyers met privately at the courthouse on Monday, with prosecutors asking a judge for more time to work out the deal.

Pitkin County Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin didn't provide further details, but said in court that prosecutors "needed more time than available to complete the finer points."

"We've hit a snag," Mordkin told E! Online.

After the meeting, Yale Galanter, a lawyer for Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen, refused to say what had caused the delay but noted the work-release proposal wasn't a glitch.

"We were all extremely frustrated," Galanter said outside the courthouse. "Right now, we're really back at square one."

Sheen is now due back in court on July 12 and, according to the report, is disappointed by the delay.

""This was a big surprise, we thought everything would go according to plan," a source familiar with the proceedings said.

Galanter said Sheen had reached a deal to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. The deal, according to Galanter, would include a 30-day jail sentence, and Sheen would be able to leave during the day to work at a theater company.

Sheen, the star of the hit CBS show "Two and a Half Men," previously pleaded not guilty to menacing, criminal mischief and assault charges. The menacing charge carries a prison sentence of up to three years.

During the jail term, Galanter said, Sheen would be released during the day so he can work at Theatre Aspen. He could leave the jail for work at 8 a.m. and would have to return by 8 p.m.

Mordkin wouldn't confirm details but didn't dispute media reports about the work release arrangement.