UPDATE: TV actor Dustin Diamond gets 4 months jail for stabbing
UPDATE: (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge has sentenced TV actor Dustin Diamond to 4 months in jail for a barroom stabbing.
Judge Paul Malloy on Thursday ordered Diamond to report to jail Sunday. Diamond was convicted earlier this month on two misdemeanor counts that stemmed from a Christmas Day barroom fight.
Diamond is best known for his role as Screech on TV comedy "Saved by the Bell."
The 38-year-old actor was cleared of a felony charge last month after a three-day jury trial. The jury found him guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
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.
*********** PORT WASHINGTON (AP) -- Television actor Dustin Diamond is scheduled to be sentenced on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a barroom stabbing in Wisconsin.
The 38-year-old, known for his role as Screech on "Saved by the Bell," was convicted May 30 of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. He is set to be sentenced Thursday.
The first misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of nine months in prison. The second carries a maximum of 90 days in prison.
Diamond told jurors at his trial last month that he accidentally stabbed a man in a Christmas Day scuffle at a bar in Port Washington. He said he tried to scare away other bar patrons with his pocketknife after his girlfriend was punched in the face.
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