Former ‘Saved By the Bell’ Star Dustin Diamond (Screech) Convicted of 2 Misdemeanors … Cleared of the Most Serious Felony Charge of Second Degree Reckless Endangerment
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Dustin Diamond, better known for his role as Screech in the TV show ‘Saved by the Bell’ was found guilty of two misdemeanors; however, was cleared of the most serious felony charge by a Wisconsin jury. Diamond was convicted of two disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon; however, was found not guilty of second-degree reckless endangering safety. You might say he was “saved by the jury. Diamond faced up to 11 years in prison if convicted on all three counts. Instead, the two misdemeanors carry a maximum one-year term. The charges stem from a Wisconsin bar room incident on Christmas Day when a group of intoxicated people started behaving in a rude and insulting manner to Dustin Diamond and his girlfriend, Amanda Schutz. Diamond claimed that he did not intentionally mean to stab anyone, everything occurred amidst the chaos.
Dustin Diamond seems to be getting more TV face time these days than when he played Screech.
Diamond, known for his role as Screech in “Saved by the Bell,” was convicted of two misdemeanors but cleared of the most serious felony charge in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing.
The jury’s verdict came hours after the child-actor took the stand in his own defense at trial Friday, reenacting the moment before he allegedly stabbed a man at a bar to protect his fianceé from an attack at a Port Washington, Wis., bar on Christmas Day.