CHARLIE Sheen’s wife told police the actor pinned her on a bed, put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her in a Christmas Day fight in Aspen that began when she said she wanted a divorce.
An arrest warrant affidavit released on Monday quotes Brooke Mueller Sheen as saying the actor straddled her on a bed with one hand grasping her neck and the other holding the knife. She said Sheen told her: “You better be in fear. If you tell anybody, I’ll kill you.”
He also told her: “Your mother’s money means nothing, I have ex-police I can hire who know how to get the job done and they won’t leave any trace,” according to the affidavit.
The 44-year-old Sheen denied threatening his wife with a knife or choking her, and told officers they had slapped each other on the arms and that he had snapped two pairs of her eyeglasses in front of her, according to the affidavit.
An ambulance was sent to the house in Aspen, but police say no one was taken to the hospital. Charlie Sheen, who is listed in the affidavit as Carlos Irwin Estevez, told police he and his wife have been having marital problems and that she abuses alcohol. The affidavit refers to her as Brooke Mueller. Sheen was arrested on suspicion of menacing, second-degree assault and criminal mischief. The affidavit also lists a charge of domestic violence, which authorities had not previously mentioned. Sheen is free on a $8,500 (€5,900) bond. The couple began arguing around 3.30am on Christmas Day. Brooke Sheen told her husband she wanted a divorce and would get custody of their children. The couple have twin boys born in March.
In an audio recording of the call released on Monday, the woman can be heard weeping. At one point she said: “My husband had me (inaudible) with um, with a knife, and (inaudible) he threatened me.” Police say Charlie Sheen surrendered a folding knife with a 4-inch blade.
Chief deputy district attorney Arnold Mordkin said the menacing charge is the most serious, usually carrying a sentence of two to eight years and a fine of €1,400 to €350,000.
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