Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech on Saved By the Bell, is headed to jail after ‘accidentally’ stabbing a man in a Wisconsin bar last Christmas.
The AP reports Diamond was “found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.” He was “misty-eyed” while leaving the courtroom, and did not give the press a comment.
The actor told jurors that he took out a knife that day to try to ward off people, including a woman who punched his girlfriend. He said he then accidentally stabbed a man during an altercation.
The DA, however, said the stabbing was totally on purpose.
Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol said during the trial that Diamond lied about what happened and that the actor had scripted his testimony.
After four months in jail, Diamond will receive “15 months’ probation,” after which he’ll be able to go to The Max and tell everyone about his experience as they pretend to pay attention.
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