Charlie Sheen's twins with ex-wife Brooke Mueller are going home to mum after a Los Angeles judge approved plans for her brother, their new temporary guardian, to move in with the recovering addict.

Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (Dcfs) granted Scott Mueller the responsibility of caring for four year olds Bob and Max on Friday (08Nov13) after another of Sheen's exes, Denise Richards - their temporary guardian, revealed she could no longer look after the boys due to allegations about their increasingly bad behaviour.

Richards, who took in the kids after their mother was stripped of custody following a drugs bust in May (13), claimed they had started harming her pet dogs and bullying their own half-sisters, Lola and Sam, as well as her adopted baby Eloise.

She feared the boys' actions were linked to time spent with Brooke, suggesting they would often turn violent after returning from visits with her, but the judge overseeing the case has granted permission for Scott to move in with his sister to take care of his nephews, according to

The ruling is all the more surprising as Dcfs chiefs have not given Brooke the full custody rights she has been fighting for since completing an outpatient rehab programme last month (Oct13).

Ironically, the house Scott will be moving into is the one Sheen bought for Brooke following their divorce in 2011. Richards and Sheen live in the same gated community.