Lindsay turns down plea deal in necklace theft

March 24th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Lindsay Lohan London, March 24 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has reportedly rejected a plea deal and her felony grand theft case will now go to trial.

Lohan will now face trial after she turned down the chance to plead guilty or no-contest in exchange for a reduced sentence in the case, according to reports. The 24-year-old star has been charged over the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace from an upmarket Californian jewllery boutique.

Lohan, currently on probation stemming from a 2007 driving under the influence conviction, will next appear in court for a preliminary hearing April 22, with Judge Stephanie Sautner, who is described as “tough but fair”, presiding over proceedings, reports

Earlier this week, Lindsay’s mother Dina Lohan said her daughter, who has always maintained she was loaned the necklace in exchange for publicity, was seriously considering pleading no-contest and accepting the deal as she wanted to “get it over with”.

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