Mental competency hearing scheduled for ‘Peanuts’ voice actor
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 58-year-old man who voiced Charlie Brown in several 'Peanuts' television specials was scheduled to be in court Wednesday to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial for multiple probation violations.
Peter Robbins, who voiced the character in specials such as "A Boy Named Charlie Brown," "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", pleaded guilty two years ago to stalking a doctor who performed breast-enhancement surgery on his ex-girlfriend, who he also threatened. He was sentenced to five years probation.
He was arrested again earlier this year for repeated probation violations, such as removing his GPS bracelet, drinking alcohol, and failing to complete his domestic violence classes.
The request for a mental competency hearing came in June, when Robbins was initially scheduled to be sentenced.