Sitcom actor Diamond accused in bar stabbing goes on trial

Actor Dustin Diamond, Accused of Stabbing, Appears in Wisconsin Court
Actor Dustin Diamond, Accused of Stabbing, Appears in Wisconsin Court


PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

Dustin Diamond is expected in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday for the start of his trial on a felony charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanors — disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Diamond stabbed a man with a pocket knife during an argument at The Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington on Christmas Day. Diamond's defense attorney told a judge earlier that of the half-dozen people at the bar who were interviewed by police, no one saw Diamond stab the man, who was not seriously hurt.

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