Judge lets Sheen visit ill wife at L.A. hospital

A judge handling an Aspen domestic violence case involving actor Charlie Sheen has modified a no-contact restraining order so he can visit his wife in a California hospital.

Brooke Sheen is in intensive care with an infection and a high fever following oral surgery.

Ninth Judicial District Judge James Boyd has yet to rule on a joint motion by the Sheens to cancel a hearing Friday regarding Charlie Sheen’s request to have Boyd lift the restraining order altogether. A status conference on that matter is scheduled for this morning.

A hearing on the restraining order had been scheduled for Wednesday, but Boyd postponed it for two days because of the medical issues involving Brooke Sheen.

The couple now is asking that the hearing be postponed until Charlie Sheen’s Feb. 8 court appearance on the domestic violence charges.

Meanwhile, Sheen asked Boyd to let him visit his wife at a Los Angeles hospital, according to an emergency motion filed by his attorney. The motion said Sheen was at the hospital but hadn’t contacted his wife, “but is concerned and feels the necessity to assist and care for his wife.”

His wife supported the motion, and prosecutors didn’t oppose it. Boyd agreed to allow communication between the Sheens as long as she remains in the hospital. But Boyd said Charlie Sheen must terminate any contact immediately upon the request of his wife or her health care providers, and he must avoid any communication violating the “no harassment” terms of the restraining order.

Sheen was arrested on Christmas Day after his wife said he threatened her with a knife.


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