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Prosecutor suggests Willie Nelson sing for court

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In this Nov. 7, 2010 photo, Willie Nelson performs before the start of the NASCAR AAA Texas 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas.AP2010

A Texas prosecutor says Willie Nelson can resolve marijuana possession charges by agreeing to plead guilty, pay a fine — and sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" for the court.

County Attorney Kit Bramblett says he recommended the penalties to Hudspeth County's judge Becky Dean-Walker. Bramblett says the judge specifically demanded Nelson appear in court instead of pleading by mail, which is a common procedure in such cases.

Bramblett has told The Associated Press that the judge "wants to meet Willie."

Dean-Walker didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 for marijuana possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint after an agent smelled an odor coming from his vehicle and decided to conduct a search.

Nelson's spokeswoman has declined to comment on Bramblett's sentencing suggestion.

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