'Screech' Is (a Little) Guilty in Stabbing

Dustin Diamond cleared of felony in bar fight but guilty of misdemeanors
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2015 9:10 AM CDT
Dustin Diamond exits the courtroom in Port Washington, Wis., Friday night.   (AP Photo/Dana Ferguson)

(Newser) – "Screech" has been found guilty in a bar stabbing, but not as guilty as he could have been. A Wisconsin jury last night cleared Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond of a felony charge but convicted him of two misdemeanors, reports AP. The 38-year-old is guilty of carrying a concealed weapon (a knife) and disorderly conduct over the Christmas Day altercation, and he could get up to nine months in prison. Jurors cleared him of recklessly endangering public safety. The victim wasn't seriously injured in the bar fight, which might have started as a result of drama over Smirnoff's Ice. (Read more Dustin Diamond stories.)

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