DiCaprio attacker pleads no contest to assault

Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:07pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman charged with smashing a wine glass into actor Leonardo DiCaprio's face at a Hollywood Hills party in 2005 pleaded no contest on Friday to assault with a deadly weapon.

Aretha Wilson, 40, is expected to be sentenced this month to two years in a California prison under a plea deal with the Los Angeles District Attorney. She will likely receive credit for the 330 days she has already served in jail.

Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg told Wilson in court on Friday, it was still unclear if she would get credit for home detention in Canada, where she was living before being extradited to the United States for trial.

Outside the courtroom, Wilson's defense attorney told reporters that he expected her to serve her time in prison then return to Canada. Her plea came as she was nearing her trial for the attack on the "Inception" star that injured his neck and ear.

(Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Stacey Joyce)

<p>Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio attends a news conference to promote the movie "Inception" in Tokyo July 21, 2010. REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>