Saved by the Bell Star Dustin Diamond Sentenced to 4 Months in Jail for Stabbing
Actor Dustin Diamond was sentenced Thursday to four months in jail for stabbing a man in a barroom brawl on New Year’s Day.
The judge also sentenced the Saved by the Bell star to 15 months of probation, the Associated Press reports. He was ordered to report to jail on Sunday.
“I sincerely apologize to everyone involved,” Diamond said at the hearing Thursday. “This was the single most terrifying experience of my life … This is all I’ve been able to think about for the last six months.”
In May, Diamond was convicted of two misdemeanors in connection with the fight: carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. He was cleared of a felony charge of recklessly endangering public safety.
The man whom Diamond allegedly stabbed testified during the trial, telling jurors that he didn’t even realize he’d been injured until he left the bar after the incident.
“Before the altercation, I was not bleeding or stabbed. After the altercation, I was,” he said in court.
The fight allegedly began when a woman bumped into Diamond’s girlfriend at the bar, eventually causing an all-out brawl.
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