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Charlie excused from jury duty

Charlie Sheen has been released from jury duty.

The actor showed up at a Los Angeles court on Tuesday to fulfil his obligation as a prospective juror.

But he wasn’t placed on a panel and never even made it into the courtroom, TMZ reports.

The 48-year-old is most likely disappointed by this outcome. When he turned up at court he said he wanted to preside over a “multiple homicide case, something really interesting. But everybody's innocent until proven guilty, right? At least they used to be, right?"

Charlie later tweeted a picture of himself holding his jury badge, with the caption, "I took one look at the guy, and knew immediately: mistrial.”

But after spending the day in the jury assembly room, the Anger Management star was released from duty. He received a certificate proving he had turned up as instructed, thereby fulfilling his commitment.

Charlie also completed a lifelong dream this month by finally getting his high school diploma. He had been a credit and a half shy of graduating from Santa Monica High School for 30 years. And finally he completed the requirement thanks to charity work he underwent for the establishment.

"Hey, he's donated a lot of dough to the school and he does a lot of stuff in the community; it makes perfect sense to just give it to him,” a baseball coach at the school said.

According to Charlie, he wanted to graduate to break "a lifelong habit of never finishing things."

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