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Sheen's Lawyers Challenge Damning Evidence

4/14/2010 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen's lawyers have made their move to block incriminating evidence from his criminal trial ... TMZ has learned.

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TMZ has obtained a motion to suppress incriminating statements made by Charlie, on grounds cops failed to read him his Miranda rights.

Charlie's lawyers claim  ... when officers arrived at his home on Christmas Day, the "Two and a Half Men" star was effectively in custody, because anyone in Charlie's shoes would have felt they were not free to leave.  People in custody must be told they have a right to remain silent, a right to an attorney, etc., before cops can question them.

Sources tell TMZ that Charlie admitted to cops, among other things, that he broke Brooke Mueller's eyeglasses, and that is the basis of one of the charges.  Sheen's lawyers want all his statements excluded from evidence.

And the defense filed other motions.  They want the prosecution to disclose "all attempts on the part of the alleged victim to supplement her statement to law enforcement..."  Translation -- Brooke changed her story and the defense wants every last detail.

And in yet another motion, Charlie's lawyers want the personnel file of former Officer Valerie McFarlane, the Aspen cop who interviewed Brooke.  According to docs, McFarlane was fired by the P.D., because she reportedly used her position to get free concert tickets, and then gave "favorable treatment" to a local reporter who was working the story. A surveillance camera captured some of the contact between McFarlane and the reporter, and the defense wants a copy of the tape.

The documents make it clear ... if the case goes to trial the defense wants to rip the former officer apart on the stand, and they want prosecutors to supply them with the ammunition.  They also want to impeach Brooke, if push comes to shove.


38 COMMENTS

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31.

pie    

Fight it like old school. Brook was out of control, and ran into charlie, and broke her glasses all by herself. So Brook is now changing her story to further frame Charlie. Bad girl, and charlie gets a slap on the hand, and back to work, and looking pretty. - Charlie's fans will respect him more if he winds, and after this mess is over in the courts, everybody can forget about it.

1656 days ago
32.

gimmeabreak    

Sounds like Charlie's attorney is doing everything right. Get his statements thrown out, destroy this fired ex-cops credibility on the stand, and demolish Brooke's credibility too if need be. Way to go, I approve Charlie!

1655 days ago
33.

M    

Hahaha good luck with that Charlie! What a joke. This guy is such a weasel. His wife is no princess either. What a perfect pair. Too bad they had to go and breed. The kids are the ones who will really be screwed.

1655 days ago
34.

Lowhangers    

Good for your attorneys Charlie, kick the bitches ass......

1655 days ago
35.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

So let me get this right, Charlie Sheen has repeatedly beat his women.. and his stupid fans are OK with that... and these are the same people who will try to run Chris Brown into the ground for his incident with a famous girl...This man clearly has no trouble hitting women, even IF those women are holding children in their arms!! If you people are going to crucify one for this behavior... then crucify them all!! A woman beater REPEATS the event again and again and again... Charlie Sheen WOMAN BEATER!!! NO EXCUSES!!! I will NOt be watching ANYTHING with him on it thats for sure!! COWARD!!

1655 days ago
36.

Deb    

I like Charlie.
I think Brooke is just some drugged up gold digging whore, and she had his kids to ensure her desired lifestyle was be intact for years to come or until she trapped the next guy.

1654 days ago
37.

Deb    

I like Charlie.
I think Brooke is just some drugged up gold digging whore, and she had his kids to ensure her desired lifestyle was be intact for years to come or until she trapped the next guy.

1654 days ago
38.

Ashley Of Melbourne    

Only three kinds of people wear buzz-cuts. Prisoners, Marines and ***s.

1650 days ago
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