Charlie Sheen‘s lawyers want statements he made to police on Christmas Day barred from his upcoming trial on assault and domestic violence charges.
Sheen’s legal team has filed motions in Colorado asking the court, among other things, to exclude what he told Aspen police on Dec. 25 when officers questioned him following wife Brooke Mueller‘s 911 call. They argue that when the cops showed up at his house, he was for all intents and purposes “in custody” (even before he was arrested) and that officers should have read him his Miranda rights before questioning him.
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Sheen’s team is also seeking evidence from prosecutors that Mueller “supplement[ed] her statement to law enforcement” — i.e., changed her story — and the personnel file of one of the officers who responded to Mueller’s 911 call. The officer, Valerie McFarlane, was let go by the Aspen Police Department in February, and the defense is signaling it will use the reason for McFarlane’s departure — court documents say she gave favorable treatment to the editor of a local newspaper — as part of its case.
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