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UPDATE: TV actor Dustin Diamond gets 4 months jail for stabbing

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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.

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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.

Port Washington is 25 miles north of Milwaukee

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